General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2019
Runtime: 101 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Directors: Tom Harper
Casts: Tim McInnerny, Rebecca Front, Tom Courtenay, Eddie Redmayne, Anne Reid, Felicity Jones, Phoebe Fox, Vincent Pérez, Kamil Lemieszewski, Robert Glenister, Himesh Patel, Gianni Calchetti, Julian Ferro, John Taylor, Abbey Butler
IMDB: The Aeronauts (2019)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.6

Reviews

90
Screen Daily - Fionnuala Halligan
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.
80
The Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy
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.
80
Empire - Ian Freer
The title might sound like something from Marvel Phase Six, but The Aeronauts is an exhilarating period flight of fancy, occasionally weighed down by backstory, but buoyed by Redmayne and especially Jones.
80
The Observer (UK) - Simran Hans
Inspired by real events, the film is at its best when it leans into the action-adventure genre; director Tom Harper smartly uses camera-shake and closeups to immerse the audience in the weather’s volatility.
75
The Playlist - Gregory Ellwood
A hodgepodge of a story that only really works when Glaisher and Wren are in the sky. And when they are it’s absolutely gorgeous.

The Aeronauts (2019)



In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher 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.