(I) (2009)

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Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Up in the Air takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time.
100
Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do; we're blessed that Jason Reitman has remembered
100
Timeliness can be tricky to pull off convincingly in movies. It's tough to capture an era while it's still happening, yet Up in the Air does so brilliantly, with wit and humanity.
100
Crisply funny and fleetly paced, it's in its quiet way one of the saddest things in the theaters all year.
100
Ryan may not be admirable, but Clooney makes him relatable. It's his deepest and nakedest performance.
100
The Hollywood Reporter
It's rare for a movie to be at once so biting and so moving. If Ryan's future seems bleak, there's something exhilarating about a movie made with such clear-eyed intelligence.
100
Miami Herald
Up in the Air is also optimistic about the perpetual themes that preoccupy so many movies that endure the test of time: Life is better with company. And everybody needs a co-pilot.
100
One of the year's best films and so tapped into the zeitgeist that it's positively scary.
90
Wall Street Journal
The best of Up in the Air--meaning most of it--is right up there with the fresh and sophisticated comedies of Hollywood's golden age.
88
One-word reaction: bravo.
80
Perhaps it's no surprise that Reitman has come out with a lovely Hollywood romance that floats buoyantly along on a sea of sadness.

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