• Released
  • December 4, 2009
  • R , 1 hr 49 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 2,629 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A corporate downsizing expert faces an end to life on the road just as he nears a travel milestone.

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Critic Ratings

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100

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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100

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