Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

From Jason Reitman, director of Juno and Thank You For Smoking, comes a comedy-drama about frequent flyers.

George Clooney is Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams (Vera Farmiga).

BAFTA and Golden Globe winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, 2010.
2009109 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
19%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The timing in the Clooney-Farmiga scenes is like splendid tennis, with each player surprising the other with shots but keeping the rally going to breathtaking duration.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

One-word reaction: bravo.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An entertaining, smart, and classy piece of film-making.

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Up in the Air is a very good film, and a nourishing very worthy 4-star watch.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Up in the Air makes it look easy. Not just in its casual and apparently effortless excellence, but in its ability to blend entertainment and insight, comedy and poignancy, even drama and reality, things that are difficult by themselves but a whole lot harder in combination. This film does all that and never seems to break a sweat.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Oscar frontrunner? Certainly. But don’t let that drag it into some tough-but-good-for-you category. This is smart, silky, sensitive, and funny old-school movie magic.

5.0
0

Ho hum. George Clooney does the default-George-Clooney-performance with no conviction. Dull.

2.0
0

Karl travels the States firing people, year out, year in. He calls his airlines home. Naturally, he has adopted a loose-life philosophy, never focused on settling. Then, he meets Alex, who shares in that ideal. Then, he is forced to mentor Natalie, a young up-and-comer, who wishes to Skype the professional firing process. Then, he is needed to attend his...

4.0
0

Arnold, you don't know what your talking about in my opinion jason has not done a bad film yet, thank you for smoking was great sharp satire and juno was funny, and heart warming, and so is this film. You obviously have no concept on what is good, if your so bored go back to watching some loud crap like transformers 2

5.0
0

What's the fuss with this movie - unaffecting and uninteresting. Clooney looks bored stiff.

1.0
0

Clooney reminded me of Clooney in the Coens' Burn after Reading, which I similarly thought hilarious. The relationship with his fresh sidekick in Up in the Air, Natalie (Kendrick), was handled with precision. I loved the juxtaposition of those characters, their competitiveness and affection (albeit not that deep). Vera Farmiga was sassy as the lover. The...

4.0
0

This is soulless rubbish. A total bore. Predictably and inane. George Clooney is always good, and Vera Farmiga stands out. Otherwise, this is another Reitman monstrosity that critics seem to love. It's not clever, looks like a TV commercial, and most definitely not funny.

1.0
0

good . i liked it.

4.0
0

Another light hearted comedy with a dash of realism from the director of Juno. George Clooney Clooney and twilight star Anna Kendrick are a surprising but great comedic match. While George and Departed star Vera Farmiga have convincing chemistry. A great movie for a weekend outing.

4.0
0

A film which built itself up so well. But sadly it was a great movie, but not the expected 5/5.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The timing in the Clooney-Farmiga scenes is like splendid tennis, with each player surprising the other with shots but keeping the rally going to breathtaking duration.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

One-word reaction: bravo.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An entertaining, smart, and classy piece of film-making.

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Up in the Air is a very good film, and a nourishing very worthy 4-star watch.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Up in the Air makes it look easy. Not just in its casual and apparently effortless excellence, but in its ability to blend entertainment and insight, comedy and poignancy, even drama and reality, things that are difficult by themselves but a whole lot harder in combination. This film does all that and never seems to break a sweat.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Oscar frontrunner? Certainly. But don’t let that drag it into some tough-but-good-for-you category. This is smart, silky, sensitive, and funny old-school movie magic.

5.0
0

Ho hum. George Clooney does the default-George-Clooney-performance with no conviction. Dull.

2.0
0

Karl travels the States firing people, year out, year in. He calls his airlines home. Naturally, he has adopted a loose-life philosophy, never focused on settling. Then, he meets Alex, who shares in that ideal. Then, he is forced to mentor Natalie, a young up-and-comer, who wishes to Skype the professional firing process. Then, he is needed to attend his...

4.0
0

Arnold, you don't know what your talking about in my opinion jason has not done a bad film yet, thank you for smoking was great sharp satire and juno was funny, and heart warming, and so is this film. You obviously have no concept on what is good, if your so bored go back to watching some loud crap like transformers 2

5.0
0

What's the fuss with this movie - unaffecting and uninteresting. Clooney looks bored stiff.

1.0
0

Clooney reminded me of Clooney in the Coens' Burn after Reading, which I similarly thought hilarious. The relationship with his fresh sidekick in Up in the Air, Natalie (Kendrick), was handled with precision. I loved the juxtaposition of those characters, their competitiveness and affection (albeit not that deep). Vera Farmiga was sassy as the lover. The...

4.0
0

This is soulless rubbish. A total bore. Predictably and inane. George Clooney is always good, and Vera Farmiga stands out. Otherwise, this is another Reitman monstrosity that critics seem to love. It's not clever, looks like a TV commercial, and most definitely not funny.

1.0
0

good . i liked it.

4.0
0

Another light hearted comedy with a dash of realism from the director of Juno. George Clooney Clooney and twilight star Anna Kendrick are a surprising but great comedic match. While George and Departed star Vera Farmiga have convincing chemistry. A great movie for a weekend outing.

4.0
0

A film which built itself up so well. But sadly it was a great movie, but not the expected 5/5.

4.0
0