Up in the Air

Lists: Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the sole purpose terminating unwanted employees day after day. Just as Ryan is about to reach his life-long goal of the ten million mile frequent flyer mark some major changes come his way. Changes that threaten to crack the cold heartless exterior that is Ryan Bingham."

Overall Ranking: 562 (Rank from 2009: # 8)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 6.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Caz of Lets Go To The Movies97(full review)
Skooch95(full review)
Dan O'Neill90 - Up in the Air may start to slow down by the end, however, is highly entertaining with its great script, with enough funny moments, and dramatic moments, that are provided by incredibly strong performances from the three leads.
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Movie Evangelist90(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Nick Ledgerwood85
Bryan Lienesch84 - The career-versus-love rom-com has been done a thousand times over, but Up in the Air somehow remains a refreshing addition.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
J Patterson80
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Patrick Devitt70
Brandon H50

People Involved

  • George Clooney (Ryan Bingham)
  • Vera Farmiga (Alex)
  • Anna Kendrick (Natalie)
  • Jason Bateman (Craig Gregory)
  • Melanie Lynskey (Julie Bingham)
  • Sam Elliott (Maynard Finch)
  • Amy Morton (Kara Bingham)
  • J.K. Simmons (Bob)
  • Danny McBride (Jim Miller)
  • Zach Galifianakis (Steve)
  • Chirs Lowell (Kevin)
  • Steve Eastin (Samuels)
  • Adrienne Lamping (Tammy)
  • Tamala Jones (Karen Barnes)
  • Jason Reitman (Director)