100 mins
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Violent, near-future sci-fi from writer-director Leigh Whannell (co-writer of the Saw and Insidious series). Grey (Logan Marshall-Green, The Invitation) is a... More

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Upgrade | Ratings & Reviews

"A gleeful cyberpunk action thriller with both old-school charm and a contemporary feel, this is a premium example of a filmmaker keeping their ambitions restrained and nailing their targets with gusto. Upgrade doesn't really try anything new, but it delivers a hell of a lot of thrills as an R-rated romp that's refreshingly standalone, not trying to set up any sequels."

Flicks, Daniel RutledgeFlicks

"A compact sci-fi action B-movie that wants to be a hip little genre exercise but doesn't have the chops (or maybe it's just the imagination) to entirely pull it off."


"The movie manages to be pretty funny; and the grisliness of the action, while in a sense entirely deplorable, adds to the kicks."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"While Whannell wrestles with warring desires to fret over the inevitable techno-oblivion towards which we're currently hurtling or have a laugh about it all, that conflict manifests in a disappointing tonal clash..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"And yet, for... the very occasional clumsiness in its execution, Australian director Leigh Whannell (co-creator of the Saw franchise) has incredibly managed to fashion a heap of gruesome fun, with a script and action that feels fresh and exhilarating."


"Resistance is futile. High-grade grindhouse glee is your reward."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"If "Upgrade" ultimately plays like a genre exercise, it's certainly a taut, engrossing one."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"One wishes that some of the inventiveness of its set pieces and throwaway flourishes could've made their way into the main narrative, which is a too-familiar drag."


"A fast-paced, inventive thrill ride."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"...the wild, anarchic creativity of DTV SF permeates Upgrade, only it's sheathed in the concerns of today, not mired in the cultural extrapolations of a few decades back."


"As a movie, it's the cinematic equivalent of paint-by-numbers: competent, attractive even, but take a single step closer and the lines peek through."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

Upgrade | Details

MA15+, Strong science fiction themes and violence
Action, Science Fiction
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