Up in the Air
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Ryan Bingham, a corporate hatchet man who loves his life on the road, is forced to fight for his job when his company downsizes its travel budget. He is required to spend more time at home just as he is on the cusp of a goal he's worked toward for years: reaching five million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a pleasure to watch an adult American comedy that tries to deal with the real world, however much of a fantasy it carves from it."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"From taxi to touchdown, Reitman knows how to get us to the next destination."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"By far Reitman's most accomplished film to date, both in terms of craft and its stealth avoidance of typical Hollywood flight patterns..."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"There is perhaps no film that represents the present better ..."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Just when you start to wonder where the surprise twists will happen, Reitman defies conventional storytelling."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"The pitch-perfect direction by Jason Reitman perfectly balances comedy and drama."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Now arriving at the main terminal is the movie of the year."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Sometimes, it suggests, you can fly 10 million miles but never really go anywhere at all."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Director Jason Reitman brings such splendid balance and nuance to Bingham's story that you can't hate the man; indeed you end up pitying him."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Jason Reitman's dry, moving "comedy," based on the Walter Kirn novel, is a sly indictment of Corporate America, Marketing America and Frequent Flying America."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"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."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
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