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Up in the Air Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin
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+
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
January 15, 2010
What begins as a surprisingly successful mixture of Michael Clayton and Intolerable Cruelty eventually skirts uncomfortably close to the as-yet-unfilmed epilogue to Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
November 30, 2009
Nobody gets offended, nothing gets questioned, the crowd goes home properly cheered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
November 18, 2009
The kind of feel-good film about bad news that has been winning Oscars for decades.
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
December 3, 2009
There are many easy jokes here, and they don't always jibe well with the recurrent spectacle of Bingham and Natalie's interviewees getting their lives cut apart one after the other.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 2, 2009
Pleasant enough in the moment but maintains considerable distance from actually plumbing the raw emotions of its central subject.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
December 11, 2009
Reitman wants to have his cake and eat it, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
December 3, 2009
Gasping for some reassuring bit of realism or bravery to permit a lasting impact. Reitman lacks that special finesse, searching for an extraordinary pitch of melancholy, only to connect incomplete ideas with half-baked execution.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 23, 2009
Treats the wracking terror of living in today's economy as the pretext for the kind of "vapid man finds redemption" story that was old hat when sound cinema was still a gimmick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 6, 2010
Well-polished bull**** at best, manifest of nothing less than everything wrong with America today.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
January 8, 2010
Good performances are not enough to salvage this glib film from it's own superciliousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
December 2, 2009
Like Juno, Up in the Air conjures a troubling reality and then wishes it away.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 17, 2009
An unromantic comedy with a social content on the side in order to provide the ballast of "importance."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
December 2, 2009
Reitman, who also cowrote the screenplay, feels the constant need to "deepen" his characters, granting them wants and motivations -- especially during the moralistic third act -- that are totally alien to how they're initially portrayed.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 6, 2010
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
December 29, 2009
Up in the Air is a well-intentioned Hollywood product with a message about the value of human connections. But it mistakes glibness for wit and charm for irreverence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 21, 2009
This is not the best movie of the year, not by a long shot. It is depressing from the start and never changes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 26, 2009
Well-crafted, well-acted and ambitious as Up In The Air is, the movie's third act taxies to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
December 3, 2009
Jason Reitman's third film has the lifespan of a state-fair churro: tasty at the point of consumption, it congeals soon afterward into its component ingredients of sugar and lard.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 4, 2009
Reitman deserves credit for going through with a bitterly ironic ending, but the movie is marred by its warm condescension toward flyover country.
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