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PG-13| 2 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Billionaire and aviation tycoon Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a successful public figure: a director of big-budget Hollywood films such as "Hell's Angels," a passionate lover of Hollywood leading ladies Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale), and an aviation pioneer who helps build TWA into a major airline. But in private, Hughes remains tormented, suffering from paralyzing phobias and depression. The higher he rises, the farther has to fall.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio , Cate Blanchett , Kate Beckinsale , John C. Reilly , Alec Baldwin , Alan Alda , Ian Holm , Danny Huston

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Aviator (2004)

Release Date: December 17th, 2004|2 hr. 46 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    When it flies, it soars. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 entertaining from beginning to end. There are worse things. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    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 dazzling as big-scale movies get. show more

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