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The Aviator Reviews

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December 16, 2004
Downright squeamish, skimming only the more palatable facts from the several informative biographies that exist of this increasingly secretive and paranoid man.
December 13, 2004
Surrounded by talented performances, DiCaprio nearly pulls off a trick as effective as the illusive world cast by Howard Hughes: it almost looks like he can really act.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 16, 2004
Martin Scorsese's biography of the famously eccentric empire builder Howard Hughes is visually sumptuous if disappointingly hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 8, 2007
All tabloid style gloss accessorized with brassy special effects, and bloated storytelling based loosely on period gossip.
July 14, 2007
Its plot moves from event to event without a story driving it and the audience is left drifting along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2005
DiCaprio remains a lightweight presence, a cherubic man-child who one could sooner imagine fiddling with an Airfix set and glue than spearheading the adventure of modern aviation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 13, 2005
No movie directed by Martin Scorsese has ever felt more like work for hire.
December 14, 2004
The Aviator could've been a Raging Bull brother film, given that masterpiece's crystalline purity of purpose and humiliated courage. But it brakes far short.
December 17, 2004
Someone is going to have to prove to me that those events occurred in that order. Watching The Aviator, I didn't buy a minute of it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2004
Makes a credible, and often thrilling case that Hughes' greatest creation was the idea of the man who could do anything, but does far less well when rolling in the muck with those who would rather see a crash than a new plateau achieved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 24, 2004
We may enjoy watching the spectacles, but we don't much care for, or even have a feeling for, the guy in the cockpit.
February 3, 2010
This handsome movie is an oddly well-behaved one to come from the preternaturally energetic Scorsese.
April 1, 2005
Millions of dollars were wasted in Hughes' stumble to infamy, and I'm hard-pressed to get too upset by his romancing starlets or peeing in a bottle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 3, 2004
Considering the almost interminable length of The Aviator and the accomplishments of its subject, the superficiality of this film is appalling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 9, 2005
A cierta altura, El Aviador es cine puro, o las herramientas del cine aprovechadas como nunca al servicio de una historia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2005
The fact is the depth of Scorsese's latest never quite justifies its length.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
Alas bigger doesn't mean better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2005
If I were to name a most overrated film of 2004 it would be Martin Scorsese's Hughes biopic ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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