The Aeronauts

critic Reviews

72% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score72%
  • Thrilling visuals and the substantial chemistry of its well-matched leads make The Aeronauts an adventure well worth taking.
  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    David SimsThe Atlantic
    Yes, women belong in balloons. They also belong in good movies, and it's a shame this isn't one.
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    Ashlie D. StevensSalon.com
    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.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Dull, plodding, and formulaic.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    ...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.
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    Peter RainerFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I can't resist: this movie never gets off the ground.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    An adventure drama that feels purposefully (if somewhat wonkily) built for prestige-season acclaim.
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    Caitlin KennedyNightmarish Conjurings
    It's an enjoyable film and great work from both leading performers...
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    David LambleBay Area Reporter
    [Felicity] Jones delivers as a young woman who shrugs off 19th-century naysayers to pilot the balloon.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    A movie about the origins of meteorology might sound too niche, but the adventure of two interesting and compassionate friends high in the clouds is universally fascinating, truly suspenseful and visually stunning.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Interesting based on true events story is played against a visually impressive backdrop. But the necessary chemistry between Redmayne and Jones is lacking in this movie.
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