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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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If you are as fond of Mabel Normand as we are, go to see Upstairs at the Strand this week. If not, stay away, for the picture is devoted almost entirely to the exploitation of her peculiar and, to us, most fetching sort of humor.
The star is at her best and has most capable support. This photoplay is not only amusing, but ridiculously funny. Both direction and continuity are above par in every detail for such a lively comedy offering.
There is nothing but comedy in the five reels, but that comedy is of the light, semi-serious variety that does not pall. Mabel Normand is well supplied with comedy bits that are distinctly "in her line" and she revels in the opportunities given her.
Victor L. Schertzinger directed this story... and did better work in putting it on the screen than anything that has come from his hand recently. Or is Miss Normand herself more responsible than her director?