Aeronauts

Exhilarating...a bracing and sympathetic account of two early and very different aviators who together reached literal new heights.

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The Aeronauts

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.
PG-13
Genre
Action, Adventure, Bio-pic
Runtime
101
Language
English
Director
Tom Harper
Writer(s)
Jack Thorne
Cast
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel, Tom Courtenay
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Anthony Lane, New Yorker

Here’s the paradox: the closer “The Aeronauts” gets to peak silliness, the more beautiful it becomes. The whole crawling sequence is a travesty; in reality, the valve did stick, but Coxwell, unable to use his frosty fingers, yanked the appropriate cord with his teeth. In reaching these heights of ...

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