10 Best Movies of 2009

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Up in the Air

Director Jason Reitman, 32, takes his career to new heights with this comedy of shocking gravity. George Clooney does his best acting to date as a hired corporate gun who flies from city to city firing the asses of recession-victimized work slaves and dodging personal commitment. What this says about him, and us, makes this a movie of and for its time.

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