Enthusiastic review for Disney/Pixar’s ‘Up’

The Hollywood Reporter reviews ‘Up‘, Pixar’s new state-of-the-art 3-D PG film.

Posting from the Cannes Film Festival, Michael Rechtshaffen writes: “Winsome, touching and arguably the funniest Pixar effort ever, the gorgeously rendered, high-flying adventure is a tidy 90-minute distillation of all the signature touches that came before it.

“Deciding it’s better late than never, the retired balloon salesman depletes his inventory and takes to the skies (house included), determined to finally follow the path taken by his childhood hero, discredited world adventurer Charles F. Muntz (Christopher Plummer).

“But he soon discovers there’s a stowaway hiding in his South America-bound home in the form of Russell, a persistent 8-year-old scout (scene-stealing young newcomer Jordan Nagai), and the pair prove to be one irresistible odd couple.”

Walt Disney Studios releases the film May 29.

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