10 Best Movies of 2009

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Up in the Air

2. 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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