Up in the Air Review

Movie ReviewUp in the Air: 8 out of 10.

I've heard from a few trustworthy souls that this is a perfect movie. It's not that good. Don't get me wrong, I'm giving it 8 out of 10 because... well, because it's lovely, but it's far from perfect.

Then again, it does have a Young MC cameo.

What I really liked about Up in the Air is the way it makes you think. What's in your backpack? I've got some crackers, an Ubuntu install disk and a copy of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men in mine.


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A great movie!

January 5, 2010 @ 4:22 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Clooney's gotta be top dog right now. He was fantastic in this, heck, he was fantastic as The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

It's hard to believe it's Ivan Reitman's son directing gems like Juno and this... one day, he'll be known by his actual name and not as Ivan Reitman's son.

January 5, 2010 @ 4:27 PM


Agree with you Mike. A good movie but not outstanding. Everyone loves Clooney nowadays, and he'll get more attention from this compared to a perhaps less handsome leading man who did basically the same role a few years ago, although that movie did get a lot of praise. The movie? Lost in Translation. Similar themes in my books, different execution.

January 5, 2010 @ 4:53 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It's actually a delightful film, I quite liked it, but it's not "Best Picture" calibre, IMHO.

It's about a guy who spends most of his time in aeroplanes flying throughout the country firing people. It's sharply written, gets you thinking and is well acted. I highly recommend it, it's very good, but it's not as good as some critics would have you believe.

January 5, 2010 @ 5:24 PM


Something that has been discussed (and ties into the book): What if had cancer the whole time? And reaching that achievement with the miles was to leave some kind of legacy behind.

January 5, 2010 @ 5:39 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Young MC brings back memories of the late 80's for me along with MC Hammer, only time I can say I liked a form of Rap, todays artists are just C-Rap compared to these guys. No Humour, all B's and H's, Gangsta BS.

As for the movie, high on my list to go see when I got some time. Always liked Clooney, especially in O Brother where art though.

January 5, 2010 @ 8:37 PM

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