The Aviator Reviews

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April 1, 2019
Is really little more than three hours of the director polishing his mantel in anticipation of an Oscar.
January 27, 2019
The dramatic conceit that a great, obsessive personality begets an obsessive, dysfunctional personal life and frail mental well-being just isn't that nuanced or tragic.
February 3, 2010
This handsome movie is an oddly well-behaved one to come from the preternaturally energetic Scorsese.
July 14, 2007
Its plot moves from event to event without a story driving it and the audience is left drifting along.
February 8, 2007
All tabloid style gloss accessorized with brassy special effects, and bloated storytelling based loosely on period gossip.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
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.
March 9, 2005
A cierta altura, El Aviador es cine puro, o las herramientas del cine aprovechadas como nunca al servicio de una historia.
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.
January 27, 2005
If I were to name a most overrated film of 2004 it would be Martin Scorsese's Hughes biopic ...
January 25, 2005
The fact is the depth of Scorsese's latest never quite justifies its length.
January 15, 2005
January 15, 2005
Alas bigger doesn't mean better.
January 15, 2005
January 13, 2005
No movie directed by Martin Scorsese has ever felt more like work for hire.
January 4, 2005
If you genuinely think the special effects here are good, you might be on crack.
December 27, 2004
A failed attempt to sell aircraft manufacturer and famous recluse Howard Hughes as a romantic hero, Martin Scorsese's The Aviator is less biographical film than marketing ploy.
December 27, 2004
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.
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.
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