The Rocketeer Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 19, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 1, 2011
Almost never takes thrilling flight.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 6, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2007
The whole thing is good-natured enough, but increasingly mechanical.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 6, 2003
The clever use of historical figures like Howard Hughes and W.C. Fields is really the film's only highlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Neat idea, peachy visuals, but there ain't much else to grip the imagination.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Okay special effects, but the story tends to drag and ultimately the most interesting thing in it is sumptuous Jennifer Connelly's cleavage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 27, 2011
While The Rocketeer never crashes, it's a bumpy ride of cartoonish characters, a flimsy plot and an overall sense of letdown.
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 18, 2003
The Rocka-who?
| Original Score: 1/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 26, 2004
Headache inducing superhero nonsense.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The problem with the film is that it is nothing more than an exercise in whimsical style. Nothing in the narrative is compelling. In place of a story we have antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's a humble little item, actually, easily digested and easily forgotten.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
.. has its exciting and amusing moments, but on the whole is a disappointment.
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Plenty of energy has gone into making this a bustling, visually clever film with an amusing late-1930's stylishness, but the purpose of such effort is uncertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 6, 2010
A piece of blandly enthusiastic, B-movie pulp.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Reaches for the skies but runs out of fuel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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