Up in the Air Reviews
12.03.09 by REELZ
Another critic-polarizing movie, this time from 32-year-old director Jason Reitman. Based on early reviews, if you like Juno, you'll like Up in the Air. And even if you don't like Juno, this flick is likely headed for Oscar glory since it won the National Board of Review's honors for best picture, best actor (Clooney), best supporting actress (Anna Kendrick), and best adapted screenplay.
"...a rare and sparkling gem of a movie, directed by Jason Reitman (Juno) with the polish of a master."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"He [Jason Reitman] makes smart, edgy mainstream films. That's harder than making smart, edgy indies."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Seeing Up in the Air earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, its limited ambitions bugged me. Catching it again this week, I see how it could end up with best picture of 2009."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...a glib rom-com-with-a-message..."
— Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"This is a movie that's easy to like—and to dislike as well."
— J. Hoberman, Village Voice