Wall Street Journal - 01/11/2013
"This unique enterprise, which began as a documentary experiment almost a half century ago, has grown into an inspiring testimonial to the unpredictability of the human spirit."
New York Times - 01/10/2013
"In 56 UP -- the latest installment in Michael Apted's remarkable documentary project that has followed a group of Britons since 1964, starting when they were 7 -- entire lifetimes race by with a few edits."
A.V. Club - 01/03/2013
"[A] rich portrait of how individual lives progress, and how age shapes expectations and experience."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/18/2013
"One of the greatest projects in television history -- and, as it turns out, in feature-film history, too..." -- Grade: A
Los Angeles Times - 01/17/2013
"One pleasure of 56 UP is the ability to continue to eavesdrop on private lives, to see how things have turned out for these individuals as compared to what they hoped for in earlier episodes."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/30/2013
"These people are all bonded through the continuity of this remarkable idea..."
In the latest installment of this long-running documentary series, which profiles 14 British citizens from different socioeconomic backgrounds every seven years, the filmmakers catch up with their subjects at the age of 56.