The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts

Amelia Wren (Oscar nominee Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) must fight survival on a hot air balloon in this biographical adventure flick directed by BAFTA nominee Tom Harper.

2019Rating: PG100 minsUK
ActionAdventureTrue Story & Biography

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Stuff

Stuff

A kind of Touching the Void-meets-Gravity – with sumptuous costuming – The Aeronauts is well worth seeking out.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A thrilling, action-packed, wide-vista yarn from the sharp quills of Jack Thorne and co-writer and director Tom Harper, this Amazon-backed project is deceptively simple yet surprisingly deft.

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The Times

The Times

Real life or not, there is little truth here.

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Time Out

Time Out

Suspend all disbelief, hold tight to the wicker basket and go along for the ride.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is a film with charm and the chemistry between Jones and Redmayne has something rather platonic and even sibling-like, but that isn’t to say there isn’t a spark of sorts.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

There’s enough potential with the balloon’s feats to justify an entire feature-length experience set within its basket, but “The Aeronauts” constantly interrupts the journey to shoehorn random tangents on the ground, and busies up the drama with underdeveloped side characters.

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Variety

Variety

The duo [of Redmayne and Jones] hand-in-hand elevates [The Aeronauts] ... from a flimsy action-adventure to something worth watching on the biggest possible screen, even if it operates on a handful of clichés with little character-based substance to speak of.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The Aeronauts achieves impressive elevation as a bracing and sympathetic account of two early and very different aviators who together reached literal new heights in a perilous field of endeavor.

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