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Up (2009)



Critic Consensus: An exciting, funny, and poignant adventure, Up offers an impeccably crafted story told with wit and arranged with depth, as well as yet another visual Pixar treat.

Movie Info

From Disney-Pixar comes "Up," a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But, he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.more
Rating: PG (for some peril and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Peter Docter, Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy, Ronnie del Carmen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 10, 2009
Box Office: $293.0M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


Edward Asner
as Carl Fredricksen
Christopher Plummer
as Charles Muntz
Jordan Nagai
as Russell
John Ratzenberger
as Construction Foreman...
Bob Peterson
as Dug / Alpha
David Kaye
as Newsreel Announcer
Elie Docter
as Young Ellie
Jeremy Leary
as Young Carl
Mickie T. McGowan
as Police Officer Edith
Danny Mann
as Construction Worker ...
Donald Fullilove
as Nurse George
Jess Harnell
as Nurse AJ
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News & Interviews for Up

Critic Reviews for Up

All Critics (281) | Top Critics (48)

Funny and poignant and full of life, Up easily qualifies as one of the best movies of the year so far. Go with someone you care about.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

It's quite simply the best Pixar yet, seamlessly melding stirring emotions and thrilling adventure into a classic tale about letting go of the past and embracing the moment.

Full Review… | July 19, 2015
The Patriot Ledger

Up is breathtaking in its imaginative detail and astonishing in its emotional range.

Full Review… | August 11, 2014
Radio Times

I challenge you not to tear up.

Full Review… | August 11, 2014
People Magazine

The first 10 minutes of Pixar's fantastical 3-D animated adventure Up are a sublime testimonial to the purity and magic of the cinema. I know because I was a sobbing basket case by Minute 11.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Chicago Daily Herald

There might not be a more dependable name in all of Hollywood than Pixar, and their tenth animated feature, Up, continues the studio's remarkable hot streak.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Up

A fun and very well uplifting film lol.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Pixar never fails. Even if you are a stiff as a rock this movie will at least give you goosebumps along with a smile/chuckle. Kudos to whoever created the score.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

Absolutely wonderful animated feature, Pixar crafts a stunning, engrossing picture that is superbly animated and boasts a great cast of talented voice actors and a heartwarming story. I had heard plenty of great things about this film, and heard it was one of the sadder of Pixar's output. With that being said, the film is sad, but it so makes you feel good, and it's really one that makes you feel all sorts of things. I've seen many of Pixar's films, and each of them has that quality that makes it so good, with UP, we get something more, we get a film that goes deep in its story and adds a lot more depth into one film. One minute the tone is sad, heartfelt, the next, it's funny, whimsical and adventurous. But as a whole, Up is a standout picture, one of the finest of Pixar's animated features, and is highly entertaining from start to finish. If you want a great animated comedy, Up is a great film to watch and it's a film for all ages, one that has a simple, but well constructed story, and it is a film that just has plenty of charm to really make it standout, and it's easily one of the finest films that Pixar has ever produced. If you enjoy animated feature, Up will certainly deliver, and it's one of those movies that is purely entrancing from the first frame, and it doesn't let go until the wonderful final. Brilliantly animated, and with a great script Up is yet another solid animated feature from Pixar, who always deliver some truly wonderful, amusing and highly memorable pictures. Although there are some sad moments here and there, the film just makes you feel good, and as the film goes on, the story is richer, fuller and gets even more enjoyable. If you enjoy animated films, especially Pixar films, definitely don't pass up this great film. Up is one of the studios finest works, and that's saying something.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Up Quotes

Dug: Squirrel!
– Submitted by Matthew B (24 months ago)
Dug: Hey, I know a joke! A squirrel walks up to a tree and says, "I forgot to store acorns for the winter and now I am dead." Ha! It is funny because the squirrel gets dead!
– Submitted by Owen K (2 years ago)
Russell: Uh, I thought you were dead.
– Submitted by June C (2 years ago)
Russell: Hey, that one looks like a turtle! Look at that one! That one looks like a dog! Ahh! It is a dog!
– Submitted by Rawballs B (2 years ago)

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