7.5/10
142,947
1,116 user 244 critic

Upgrade (2018)

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.

Director:

Leigh Whannell

Writer:

Leigh Whannell
Popularity
618 ( 124)
3 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Marshall-Green ... Grey Trace
Melanie Vallejo Melanie Vallejo ... Asha Trace
Steve Danielsen Steve Danielsen ... Jeff Handley
Abby Craden ... Kara (voice)
Harrison Gilbertson ... Eron Keen
Benedict Hardie ... Fisk
Richard Cawthorne ... Serk
Christopher Kirby ... Tolan
Richard Anastasios Richard Anastasios ... Wen
Kenny Low ... Police Driver
Linda Cropper Linda Cropper ... Pamela
Betty Gabriel ... Detective Cortez
Emily Havea Emily Havea ... Nurse Henderson
Ming-Zhu Hii ... Dr Diana Gordon
Simon Maiden ... Stem (voice)
Learn more

More Like This 

A Quiet Place (2018)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski
Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds
Annihilation (2018)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland
Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson
Searching III (2018)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
Split IX (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson
Get Out I (2017)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard
Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
The Invitation I (2015)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Director: Karyn Kusama
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Us II (2019)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
Hereditary (2018)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Overlord (2018)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

Director: Julius Avery
Stars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier
Edit

Storyline

Grey's a stay-at-home mechanic, who's wife is Asha. One day, Grey asks Asha to help him return a car to his client. Whilst Grey and Asha's self-driving car malfunctions, it crashes. Grey watches helplessly as Asha bleeds to death next to him. Grey returns home - a widowed quadriplegic, under the care of his mother. His wife''s death and the inability of police to identify their attackers cause him to sink into a depression. After a suicide attempt, he's offered to have high tech chip implanted - enabling him to walk. Though initially hesitant, he's persuaded to have the surgery..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Not Man. Not Machine. More.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the last sets of numbers STEM asks Grey to write down is "23.976", which is a reference to the exact industry standard frame rate of film. See more »

Goofs

Grey tells the cop to use the taser in order to defeat Stem. Stem doesn't defend against it (even though Stem could have easily prevented it as demonstrated in many fights throughout the movie). See more »

Quotes

Stem: You now have full control again, Grey.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Venom (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Capitalism
Written by Robin Marsh, Wade Black & Damian Coward
Performed by Kollaps
Copyright control
Licensed courtesy of Trait Records
See more »

User Reviews

 
Well worth the price of a ticket
5 June 2018 | by wadler345See all my reviews

I went into this with fairly low expectations. The trailer looked good, and the cinematography looked exciting. But the premise seemed tired and worn.

*in a deep, movie-voice over voice* some guys kill his wife, and now he's seeking revenge".

But this film surpassed my expectations, and was a well-worth experience. Not only was I correct about the cinematography being exciting and engaging, but the plot actually strung together compelling way. This film came out of nowhere for me, and now, it's a memorable film that accomplishes the most important goal of any great film: gets the audience to keep wondering about it.

Since I don't want to go into spoilers, I'll say one last thing: pay attention to the Foley artist's work. The sound design is poignant and additive to the experience. It reminds me of the clever usage of music from Baby Driver. Nothing is wasted and is always enriching of the world building. With Baby Driver, the music was giving us Baby's personal experience. Here, the sound effects give us Grey's point of view. Didn't experiences, but both are elevated through sound, masterfully.

I genuinely want to see it again. If the trailer interested you at all, go see it. It's worth your while.


217 of 268 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 1,116 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stem See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,670,905, 3 June 2018

Gross USA:

$11,977,130

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,642,505
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (HD Master Audio 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed