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The Aeronauts (2019)



Critic Consensus: Thrilling visuals and the substantial chemistry of its well-matched leads make The Aeronauts an adventure well worth taking.

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In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.


Eddie Redmayne
as James Glaisher
Felicity Jones
as Amelia Wren
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All Critics (189) | Top Critics (52)

The Aeronauts gives priority to production design over engaging storytelling, and the film never recovers from its exceptionally bland script.

December 27, 2019 | Full Review…
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[The] breathtaking spectacle of it all is glorious.

December 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Yes, women belong in balloons. They also belong in good movies, and it's a shame this isn't one.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

While at times the film does reach great heights, a certain indecisiveness about what exactly it is, The Aeronauts often finds itself adrift in the moments it gets off the ground at all.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Dull, plodding, and formulaic.

December 6, 2019 | Full Review…

...if you're a grown woman watching The Aeronauts, you may feel-as feisty as Jones' performance is-that you're being talked down to. It's as if women don't have enough adventure stories of our own.

December 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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