Up Synopsis
By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
On the most basic level the new film is pure vaudeville: a loopy flyaway fantasy that's hysterically funny if only to keep the darkness at...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The exhilarating film pays tribute to Buster Keaton's "The Balloonatic" by way of its slapstick, and to Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving...
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Winsome, touching and arguably the funniest Pixar effort ever, the gorgeously rendered, high-flying adventure is a tidy 90-minute...
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Up is a breathtaking ride into the realm of pure imagination.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A lovely, thoughtful, and yes, uplifting adventure.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Easily the summer's, and probably the year's, most enchanting movie, Up is a buoyant delight.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is another masterwork from Pixar, which is leading the charge in modern animation.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While their latest achievement can't quite one-up "WALL-E," it offers soaring highs that are bound to enchant viewers of any age.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has some great movie moments but also boring stretches.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I'm still left, though, with an unshakable sense of Up being rushed and sketchy, a collection of lovely storyboards that coalesced...
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UP - uplifting movie that soars to JOYFUL greatness! GRADE: A-PLUS

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I just attended the advance press preview of this FANTASTIC 104-min fantasy - the first 3-D animated movie by PIXAR. Just when I thought PIXAR couldn't get any better - comes along this...

FANDANGO SUCKS!

By purple hays
We never got to see the movie. We bought tickets three hours before driving two hours to meet my grandchildren to go see "UP" on her 7th birthday. But an emergency came up and we could not go. I...

Like watching Bambi's mom get blown away again and again

By Deselle
I'm stunned that so many people found this movie hilarious. I had the misfortune of taking my parents to it. My mother cried through the whole movie. My father had nightmares about my mother dying...

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By universeeye
sounds like real new idea and full of cute talk if your 18 and younger you should like it...

PG!! Not for young kids!!

By the_tamster
This is a great movie with great effects--for older kids and adults. I made the mistake of taking 4 and 5 year olds to see this--all but one were crying in fear at some point in the movie!!! The...

UMMMMMM YEAAA

By bgkid14
HEY LOOK I KNOW THIS MOVIE MIGHT NOT SOUND ALL THAT GREAT ,BUT IT'S PIXAR. WHEN HAVE THAY EVER MADE A BAD MOVIE. AN I DOUBT ON THEY'RE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY THEY WOULD F UP NOW. BUT IT DOES LOOK...

UP UP and UP

By formalpenguin
Pixar's 10 for 10. Simply put : just a nice (very nice), heartwarming movie for everyone. Enough slapstick for kids and enough story for adults. Animation top notch as always. 3D clear but not...

UP

By cm_powell
Went thinking this would be a funny feel good movie and it was the most depressing movie I've seen in a long time. Lets see... childhood hero disgraced.... he and his wife can't have children.......

MISCARRIAGE, DEATH, DEPRESSION, ANIMAL ABUSE, VIOLENCE AND MORE DEATH!

By yogibooboo
What seemed like a cute, funny, for every family member, turned out to be a lesson on miscarriage, death, depression, animal abuse, greed and violence. Parts of the script looks like it could have...

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By montanamichigan
"squirrel" was the only funny line----too sad and long for kids...

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Rated PG | For some peril and action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Pixar's stunning adventure is an upper for everyone.
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