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Synopsis

Set in 1862, THE AERONAUTS follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other - and themselves - that help them find their place in the world they have left behind.

Cast

  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Felicity Jones
  • Himesh Patel
  • Anne Reid
  • Tim McInnerny
  • Phoebe Fox
  • Tom Courtenay
  • Rebecca Front
  • Vincent Perez
  • Robert Glenister

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  • Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne previously starred together in The Theory of Everything (2014).
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Metacritic

90
Sep 9, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Fionnuala Halligan
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
80
Sep 4, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
75
Sep 4, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Sasha Stone
Sasha Stone
TheWrap