Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Synopsis
Reporter and her friends face off against a crazy scientist in New York City, circa 1939.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In its heedless energy and joy, it reminded me of how I felt the first time I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It's like a film that escaped...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sky Captain is a gorgeous, funny, and welcome novelty.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film's save-the-world scenario may be the stuff of crusty cliff-hangers, its imagery may be borrowed, and its jaunty dialogue anything...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Other than the actors, their costumes, and a few props, everything in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is digital illusion, and the...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
No one has really been asking for a fusion of "Independence Day," Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," and an old Buck Rogers serial, but here it is...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Missing beneath its fabulous surface, however, is anything like a beating heart.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
The movie is like one of those newfangled Vegas casinos, where what appears to be open sky is really painted ceiling. What's initially...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The best way to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- if you see it at all -- is as an interesting experiment that failed.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Worse, the story is so thin and clichéd, it seems as if a computer wrote the screenplay and a robot directed it.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a gimmick, it's not a movie.
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Rated PG | For sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Lots for both kids and adults to enjoy.
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