Upstream Color


Action / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 87% · 146 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 69% · 10K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.5/10 10 35073 35.1K


Top cast

Amy Seimetz as Kris
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752.87 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
Seeds 2
1.43 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
Seeds 26

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp 5 / 10

Life ... but not as we know it

Describing this movie is rather difficult and while I don't tell people to watch the trailer before seeing a movie, most of the times, it does make sense with this movie. I couldn't put it into a box and label it properly. But let's call it a Science Fiction drama. With a hint of "Fantasy" thrown in for good measure.

If you've seen the trailer and have no idea what this is about, the movie itself will not be too clear about it either. It will answer a few questions, but most answers are going to be made up by the viewer, depending on his/her point of view ... on life, religion and many other things. I wanted to like it more, but it's tough, because it's not really accessible. And while the narration does jump back and forth like a wild rabbit, you can make sense of it. Hard to recommend, this will find a strong fan base nonetheless

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

Fascinating little film

There is a grub with hypnotic properties. Kris (Amy Seimetz) is attacked one night, and hypnotized using the grub by a thief. She follows his instructions to give him everything even taking out loans. After the worms are extracted, she wakes up to find her life ruined. She lost her job. Her finances are destroyed. Years later, she meets Jeff (Shane Carruth) who may have a lot in common with her.

This doesn't have much dialog. So please be aware before watching this. It can be challenging for some people. I have to say the first 40 minutes is riveting. It's a kind of an identity thief. After that, the movie loses some of the tension as the audience try to figure Jeff out. It's somewhat obvious but it takes a long time to get there. The big problem is how the movie is resolved. It's not very clear to me what happened with The Sampler. The movie is not always clear, but it really needs to be for the climax. Overall it's a fascinating little film for people who are willing to work at it.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10


A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Jeremy Kay called it "contains striking microscopic imagery, cute pigs and alarmingly aggressive foley work. It's meticulous, methodical and educated – but also extreme, and extremely pretentious". This seems to be the word the film gets the most: pretentious. People either love it, comparing it to the work of Terence Malick (particularly "Tree of Life"), or dismiss it as artsy crud.

The film actually came to my attention through "We Are Still Here". I had not heard about it from the Sundance buzz or anything else, but when "Still Here" took off, the director was sure to reference "Upstream Color". An interesting pairing.

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