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Up in the Air Reviews

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January 16, 2018
A slick, cute, diverting, superbly-acted film but also an empty one due to the picture's raison d'Ítre: a one-trick pony concerned solely with lack of commitment.
September 18, 2017
Up in the Air is sentimental, but that doesn't mean it's simplistic. In fact, the movie plays at some interesting contradictions. It is a genuinely funny movie about genuinely depressing times.
September 11, 2017
At the end of the day, Up In The Air makes us think about the importance of having someone to come home to and how we define ourselves on the job.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 15, 2017
The Jason Reitman-directed Up In The Air (an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Walter Kim) actually engaged me from start to finish, and dare I say, moved me.
April 10, 2016
Where Up in the Air soars is in the way it captures Ryan's rhythm, the elegant precision of his comforting ritual, the smooth familiarity of his life-in-transition existence.
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.
July 11, 2015
vibrantly witty and exceptionally delivered
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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...
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+
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
November 5, 2011
There is perhaps no film that represents the present better ...
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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
January 31, 2011
Just when you start to wonder where the surprise twists will happen, Reitman defies conventional storytelling.
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
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.4/5
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