• The Aeronauts (2019)

The Aeronauts

Release Date: December 6th, 2019

PG-13 |0 min

Plot Summary

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) 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.

Cast: Eddie Redmayne , Felicity Jones , Tom Courtenay , Tim McInnerny , Vincent Perez , Phoebe Fox

Director: Tom Harper

Genres: Action , Adventure , Biography , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Amazon Studios,Mandeville Films

Distributors: Amazon Studios

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    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. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Sasha StoneTheWrap

    "The Aeronauts" serves an important purpose as an aspirational film for young girls who either love science, or whose parents hope they see the movie and understand that women can be just as excited about taking a hero’s journey as any man. show more

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