The Aeronauts (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 (69) | Top Critics (15)

On the whole, The Aeronauts is a pretty good small-scale adventure movie. It's also a pretty dull everything-else, the unceasing flashbacks providing multiple instances where telling might have been preferable to showing.

December 1, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The closer "The Aeronauts" gets to peak silliness, the more beautiful it becomes.

November 29, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not rocket science but it's jolly pleasant to go with the flow.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jones, however, is The Aeronauts' secret weapon. From Rogue One to On the Basis of Sex, she's developed a knack for delivering mildly silly dialogue with complete sincerity.

November 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5

I'd love to see a musical comedy version entitled The Basket Cases.

November 6, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Too uninspired to even warrant a 'deflated' pun.

November 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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