Up in the Air Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Even though the film finally turns out to be yet another Hollywood fairy tale, at least it speaks the truth about our Great Recession.
Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 11, 2015
vibrantly witty and exceptionally delivered
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
By far Reitman's most accomplished film to date, both in terms of craft and its stealth avoidance of typical Hollywood flight patterns...
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
This is a likable film, with likable actors and a breezy, pleasant pace. If you're not paying close attention, you'd almost miss that this film is a crock. But it is. It's an elegant con.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
One of the warmest and most entertaining films of this or any year, which is saying something considering it's about a man who fires people for a living.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
There is perhaps no film that represents the present better ...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 30, 2011
Sometimes, it suggests, you can fly 10 million miles but never really go anywhere at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
Up in the Air succeeds because it doesn't take itself that seriously and it's not interested in trying to explain obvious truths to the rest of us plebeians. It just wants to show a moment of fundamental change in a man's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
Just when you start to wonder where the surprise twists will happen, Reitman defies conventional storytelling.
Nick Rogers
November 22, 2010
Incisive and occasionally sad, this captured the zeitgeist of the late-Zeroes' tectonically shifting economics. But Jason Reitman's generous, rich, rewarding tragicomedy of occupational dissatisfaction will still wow viewers even after (hopeful) recovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
Up in the Air is so funny, so consistently surprising and so emotionally in-touch that it could have only been crafted by one of the most soulful directors working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Gorber
September 2, 2010
Reitman proves with Up in the Air that the sky's the limit for his career - he has proven with his three films to be one of the premiere directors of his generation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Companionship. Independence. Loyalty. Flyer miles. All are a part of the life of George Clooney's corporate downsizer in the timely, and timeless, Up in the Air.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2010
One of the pleasures of the film is watching Jason Reitman blossom into a filmmaker light years ahead of the one who made the underwhelming Thank You For Smoking and the overly self-conscious Juno.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Cris Kennedy
July 4, 2010
George Clooney is thoroughly likeable as the amusingly callous Ray - even watching him at the heart-breaking job of terminating folk en-masse is fun, but it is the women that give the film its heart.
| Original Score: 3.4/5
Michael Dequina
May 16, 2010
Reitman further perfects his sharp, funny, and affecting seriocomic style in crafting films that wildly entertain in the moment and then linger long in the mind and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin A. Ranson
April 12, 2010
Life happens... live it one day at a time and connect to whomever you can, even if it's the person losing their job sitting right across from you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
One of the things that makes George Clooney a great movie star is that he's always letting us know just how much fun he's having being George Clooney.
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
As much as it is a comedy in the classic Tracy/Hepburn mold, "Up in the Air" is very much a drama of the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Luis Martinez
March 11, 2010
Hay tantos ángulos desde donde se puede hablar de esta cinta -responsabilidad social, management, internet, matrimonio, soledad%u2026- que está desde ya, destinada a convertirse en un clásico.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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