Reviews: Upgrade (2018)

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  • Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: With fun ideas like that, Upgrade may not stick to your ribs like classic action movies but it’s scarily effective in the moment.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: The film is a tonally playful rollercoaster ride filled with fun and unique action set-pieces, and a cast that is totally game for it. I had a giant grin on my face for pretty much the entire runtime, and it further solidifies Leigh Whannell as a director worth watching.
  • Matt Donato @ SlashFilm
    • Excerpt: It’s the kind of SmartHouse, techno-takeover world that Apple users dream of, blackened and revenge-ified by Whannell’s oddly apt Her meets Weekend At Bernie’s scramble – with way more splattered blood and guts.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Nguyen Le @ The Young Folks
    • Excerpt: The implant is no Audemars Piguet, but hey, it still elevates the wearer!
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: We feel as though we’re in this world—that it is real and tactile. The deaths are gruesome and punishing, the attitudes formed from futility and rebirth. I only wish there was more to offer than consequence-free action within. Some additional performative cheese would have sufficed.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Upgraded on a curve.
  • C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore
    • Excerpt: Leigh Whannell’s second feature is a highly original slice of genre love. Aside from that, Whannell opens up an important conversation about humanity in regards to our relationship to technology.