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Up Reviews

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Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
June 22, 2016
Up is funny, heartfelt, and never less than entertaining.
Aaron Mesh
Willamette Week
June 14, 2016
Whatever brainstorming session came up with Up allowed Docter and co-director Bob Peterson to grapple not only with old age, but with the kind of maturity rarely broached by cartoons.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
July 19, 2015
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 | Original Score: A
Alan Jones
Radio Times
August 11, 2014
Up is breathtaking in its imaginative detail and astonishing in its emotional range.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
August 11, 2014
I challenge you not to tear up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
August 3, 2013
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.
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
August 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Jackson
Paste Magazine
August 3, 2013
What makes Up such a satisfying film is the story of an old man deciding that he still has life left to be lived. And that life is an adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
The glory of Pixar's films as that they touched on universal themes, all the way through, that just happened to also tickle kids. This one starts out that way, and then settles comfortably into being a kids film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 27, 2013
Quintessential Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
Has more heart and soul in its tiniest pixel than most competitors' movies can boast in their entirety.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago
February 13, 2012
The pacing is perfect, the animation looks terrific, the emotional range is wide, and there are a few sly jokes you might not catch the first time around. That's okay; you'll want to see it a second time anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 11, 2012
As corny as it sounds, Up soars to new animation heights.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
No matter how you look at it, through the innocent eyes of a child or the wider, wiser worldview of an adult, the bright, buoyant Up brims with imagination, adventure, humor and heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 26, 2011
The most successful moments use screenwriter Peterson's rapid-fire witty dialogue and sight gags.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 16, 2011
Everything else is up to the studio's usual standard, blending gorgeous and imaginative (but never gimmicky) animation with zippy storytelling, heartfelt sadness and laughs.
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
You never know what you're going to get with this sort of thing, if people will sit on their laurels and bask in the concept or go to the effort of working out a compelling story. Luckily the folks at Pixar aren't known for taking the easy way out.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 16, 2011
...an animated masterpiece...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Rogers
November 12, 2010
Adventure is about escaping death's closure, but it's also about clinging to life's openness - letting one escapade's end evolve into something new. "Up" is a tremendously affecting story of indomitable love, infectious spirit and embraced possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
Has there ever been a bolder moment in a children's film than one in which the lead character essentially sets off on his final journey into the heavens?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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