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      Up There

      2012 1 hr. 20 min. Comedy Drama List
      67% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 29% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Martin welcomes the newly dead into the afterlife and he dreams of moving up. His plans of ascension are almost ruined when he and his chirpy teammate lose a soul in a seaside town. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Quite witty. I enjoyed the first ten minutes more than the subsequent hour, though. It's that deadpan black humour and it lacks a a few hooks and spikes to keep it lively. Some nice satire on institutional drabness and bureaucracy. The afterlife is very similar to life under communism, it seems. A slightly illogical and flat ending, too. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROGUHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......WOW.....WOW......WOW.....WOW......JUST SEEN THIS MOVIE 4 THE 1ST TIME N THINK THAT THIS IS SUCH A FANTASTIC MOVIE 2 WATCH.......its got a good cast of actors/actresses throughout this movie.......I think that burn Gorman, iain de caestaecker, jo Hartley, Katie o Flynn, warren brown, play good roles/parts throughout this movie........I think that the director of this comedy/drama movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.......I think that this is such an original movi 2 watch, it is such a really good comedy/drama movie 2 watch.....I think that this is such a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie........I think that this is such a really good comedy movie 2 watch....... It is financed by the UK Film Council, BBC and Creative Scotland. It is based on Zam Salim's award winning short film 'Laid Off' which has over half a million hits on YouTube. 'Up There' received its World Premiere at the International Film Festival of Mannheim-Heidelberg on 18 November 2011. It won the award for Best Feature Film at the 2012 British Academy Scotland Awards. I think that this is such a really enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch, I think that burn Gorman was absolutely brilliant throughout this movie as martin, the lead role of the movie as he was just so funny throughout this movie........I think that this is such a highly entertaining movie 2 watch, its got such a good soundtrack throughout this movie.....it is such a great movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie...... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Watched this twice, but just couldn't get into it either time. Has an inventive story, but there's nothing to like about the characters. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member A slow drama about the dead in Scotland trying to get to heaven. Plays like a tv drama Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tim Robey Daily Telegraph (UK) I had the nagging sense it might have been better as a short. Lo and behold, it turns out to have been one ... Rated: 2/5 Nov 16, 2012 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard It's thoroughly original, which nowadays counts for a lot. Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2012 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Salim's film is good-looking and proficient; but there is not quite enough here to sustain interest. Rated: 2/5 Nov 15, 2012 Full Review M. Faust ArtVoice One of the best Scottish comedies since the heyday of Bill Forsyth. Oct 25, 2013 Full Review Scotsman Zam Salim's wry, dry dramedy envisions purgatory as a grindingly slow bureaucracy. Rated: 4/5 Nov 25, 2012 Full Review Paul Gallagher The List It is no surprise to learn that this is an expanded version of a short film, as it ultimately feels like a simple, solid idea that's been stretched thin. Rated: 2/5 Nov 20, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Martin welcomes the newly dead into the afterlife and he dreams of moving up. His plans of ascension are almost ruined when he and his chirpy teammate lose a soul in a seaside town.
      Director
      Zam Salim
      Executive Producer
      Andy Paterson
      Screenwriter
      Zam Salim
      Production Co
      BBC Films, Creative Scotland, UK Film Council
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English