Up Reviews

November 1, 2018
Yet, with the story perfectly setup for a classic adventure, the film quickly runs out of ideas and drowns in a series of sentimental clichés.
October 30, 2018
Truthfully, it was only the bird and the dog that saved me from bolting out of the theater. They rated some laughs.
August 25, 2009
A film that opens daringly ends with a shout-out to Star Wars
June 3, 2009
After a strong takeoff, Up lands on dead grounds.
May 29, 2009
Its charms appear to have been applied with surgical precision; by the end, I felt expertly sutured, but not much else.
May 27, 2009
All this deflated cinema and Pixarism mischaracterizes what good animation can be (as in Coraline, Monster House, Chicken Little, Teacher's Pet, The Iron Giant). Up's aesthetic failure stems from its emotional letdown.
May 27, 2009
The characterizations are fairly coarse cartoons, in contrast to the emotionally rich cartoons that have become Pixar's hallmark. They're more schematic than organic, and that applies to the plotting as well.