Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:
While puzzling and hard to summarize, Upstream Color is a provocative and impressionistic work of art.
When most people think of independent cinema, generally thoughts of dramas and quirky comedies come to mind. However, science fiction films are normally not the sort of project that can be tackled with a tiny budget. Even so, software developer-turned-filmmaker Shane Carruth proved that notion wrong with Upstream Color, an ambitious sci-fi drama. Does this independent film ultimately prove to be something more than a gorgeous-looking puzzler?