- US / UK
- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Tom Harper
- Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones,
In 1862, meteorology pioneer James Glaisher (Redmayne) takes flight in a hot air balloon piloted by Amelia Wren (Jones). Old-school adventure with spectacular effects and a neatly layered screenplay; any predictability is offset by the film’s charm and the fond chemistry between Redmayne and Jones.
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Reviews & features
Tom Harper: 'They were taking these extraordinary risks to further human knowledge and to see the world differently'31 Oct 2019
Wild Rose director discusses his latest epic and immersive tale, The Aeronauts, which transforms true events from Victorian England
'I don't want to get into a fight with the Royal Society,' says Tom Harper – clearly about to do just that – 'but they were the first people to say, "Why didn't you pick a female scientist?"' The British director behind Wild Rose is talking about his…
The Aeronauts11 Sep 2019
TIFF 2019: Epic and immersive tale of derring-do reteaming Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne
The old-school, ripping yarn adventure is in very safe hands in The Aeronauts. Wild Rose director Tom Harper transforms true events from Victorian England into an epic tale of derring-do that might have made Jules Verne proud. Some of the emotional…
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