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Jason Reitman United States, 2009

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Up in the Air

I was actually with it for a while, I found it smart, engaging, sharply-crafted by director Jason Reitman (who seemed to be back on track after the mediocre 'Juno') and expertly acted by its strong cast. But at some point it just takes a nose-dive, becoming bland, trite, and dripping with forced sentimentality. Maybe worth watching for the first 2/3 or so, but a major disappointment as a whole.