Up in the Air Synopsis
A corporate downsizing expert faces an end to life on the road just as he nears a travel milestone.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Crisply funny and fleetly paced, it's in its quiet way one of the saddest things in the theaters all year.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Ryan may not be admirable, but Clooney makes him relatable. It's his deepest and nakedest performance.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

It's rare for a movie to be at once so biting and so moving. If Ryan's future seems bleak, there's something exhilarating about a movie...
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Timeliness can be tricky to pull off convincingly in movies. It's tough to capture an era while it's still happening, yet Up in the Air...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do; we're...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Up in the Air takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The best of Up in the Air--meaning most of it--is right up there with the fresh and sophisticated comedies of Hollywood's golden age.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
One-word reaction: bravo.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Perhaps it's no surprise that Reitman has come out with a lovely Hollywood romance that floats buoyantly along on a sea of sadness.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
At its best, Up in the Air invents new realms for old Hollywood sophistication.
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UP IN THE AIR. SOARS - DEFIES GRAVITY! GRADE: A. (Based on advance VIP press preview with Jason Reitman presenting/introducing the movie - Wed. Nov. 11th.)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Up in the Air - adapted for the screen from Walter Kim's novel of the same name by director Jason Reitman(Thank You for Smoking, JUNO) who also screen-wrote the script with Sheldon Turner has a unique...

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By marylovesmovies
Further proof the critics don't know what they are talking about. This movie was not a 4 start movie. It is depressing and mind numbing, I almost walked out....

depressing and stupid

By jenn998
Stay away from this movie....it's about a person whose job is to go around from town to town firing people and the aspects of that specific position, the isolated mess this society is in, and a whole...

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By thomasbergquist
This is a poor movie and those involved should be ashamed of themselves. Essentially makes a mockery of those people that are let go from their jobs. I hope George, et al, enjoy their $$ from...

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By lsr1214
This movie was a sad commentary on today's society - an uncaring, self-centered population. George Clooney was his usual good looking self, but so self absorbed and detached. The young woman he was...

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By hammerhiem1701
I can't imagine a film more poignant for this time in America. I personally received alot of truth from the film. Although many of the aspects of the character of Ryan are in no way similar to me,...

Very enjoyable film...

By incluso
For people making important career and life decision this is a very honest take on things, very well acted, written and directed......

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By cslips
Liked it! Really surprised at the ending. George Clooney was terrific...really suave, debonnaire, like a Cary Grant who was matched perfectly with the actress who portrayed Alex. Who says older...

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Rated R | For language and some sexual content
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Adult dramedy taps into emotions of current tough times.
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