• Released
  • May 29, 2009
  • PG , 1 hr 29 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated
  • 2,867 Fan Ratings
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 explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

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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

By zprincessaiko
Great movie, heartfelt. The original story that it is based on will melt your heart more than it does here. Great message two. Now I'd like to see down!...

By carlopolicarpio
It's an adventure that the whole family can enjoy!...

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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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