The Aviator Synopsis
The film looks at Hughes career as a director and his passion for flight.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of the year's best films.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Despite the film's sporadic lulls, both director and star are on full beam. The first and third hours of this 20th-century epic are as...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
When it flies, it soars.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Scorsese has crafted a rip-roaringly gorgeous-looking, beautifully acted biographical epic. But while firing on all cylinders, there's...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Scorsese's most accomplished, most disciplined movie since GoodFellas. His most gorgeous, too, with the peaches'n'strawberries'n'cream...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Aviator has a hole in its center, and Scorsese fills it the only way he can, with spectacle. He makes The Aviator colorful and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Scorsese, I think, is so invested in making The Aviator upbeat and rousing that the movie never quite reveals, the way that "Kinsey" or...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As luscious as the filmmaking craft here is, it lacks the rude vitality, the unpredictability, the pure American craziness of the films that...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Watching the actors and gorgeous trappings is an adventure in cognitive dissonance. I didn't believe a single minute in almost three hours,...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A lush, panoramic, dizzyingly portrait of the many-tentacled entrepreneur Howard Hughes. Unfortunately, though it may finally gain an Oscar...
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Instant Classic!

By bass4hw
This is a great movie! Great story! Great acting! Great special efects! It is a bit on the long side, about 3 hours if I remember correctly. However very entertaining. I did notice after watching the...

92 out of 100

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By ShakingSpine
If you like stuff like this, then go ahead and watch it. But if you dont, do not go. It is really boring. Watch that TV show LOST instead. WAY better....

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My review of The Aviator

By jwelch5742
well this movie was very good. wonderful Performances for Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, It got great FIlm Editing, Cinematography, Art Direction, Costume Design. and great Screenplay....

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and crash sequence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Good but not great, and not for younger kids.
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