The Rocketeer Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
A charming adventure tale, in the spirit of 1930's serials, The Rocketeer is a fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
One of Disney's most underrated films, and I can't for the life of me figure out why, unless it's the absence of a big-name star.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 29, 2011
A charmer in its gee-whiz, irony-light resuscitation of the movie serials of the '30s. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 20, 2011
It's not as dark or as edgy as Tim Burton's Batman films, but it's still cleaner and more digestible. It's not a deep story, but it's full of fun nostalgia and action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 20, 2011
A beautifully directed, high-flyin' production, teeming with all sorts of classic Hollywood encounters and bizarre comic book touches...Connelly is mesmerizing -- a stupendous act of casting that elevates the room temperature of the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
More Deco-era style than substance -- but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Variety
April 18, 2007
This $40 million adventure fantasy puts a shiny polish on familiar elements: airborne hero, damsel in distress, Nazi villains, 1930s Hollywood glamor, and dazzling special effects.
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
September 10, 2005
Truer to the old school Saturday matinee spirit than any modern film this side of Indiana Jones
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 2, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 8, 2005
The Rocketeer is a throwback to when movie heroes weren't burdened by irony or existential angst.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
October 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
December 19, 2003
An overlooked classic that is alive with the heroics and nostalgia of big-studio era Hollywood.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 12, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 28, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
July 6, 2003
Wonderful comic book movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
A film with its heart in the right place and it is a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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