The Aeronauts

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Synopsis

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

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

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Trivia

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

    • James Glaisher: You are the only person who could fly us higher than anyone has ever been.
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Verified Review
#heartpounding
#intense
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#leavekidsathome

Really interesting and beautifully filmed. Really enjoyed it, even though it gave me anxiety and had to close my eyes a few times.

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Jessica O
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#surprising
#inspiring
#familyfriendly
#original
#heartpounding
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#smart
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I thought it was great however my son and friend both fell asleep. Not sure if it was just a long weekend or they thought it was boring. But again I loved it.

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Metacritic

48
Dec 5, 2019

The Aeronauts is a film flawed from its first concept. By blending fact and fiction so freely, Thorne and Harper turned a story of scientific discovery into a muddling romantic adventure that crashes and burns.

Metacritic review by Kristy Puchko
Kristy Puchko
IGN
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