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The Rocketeer Reviews

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June 24, 2016
In the quarter-century since its release, as the superhero blockbuster has become a cornerstone of mainstream moviemaking, it's become clear that 'The Rocketeer' is a model of the form - breathless, energetic, and endlessly entertaining.
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
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
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
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.
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
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-
June 1, 2011
Almost never takes thrilling flight.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2011
More Deco-era style than substance -- but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2010
Energetic, but the script is routine.
July 6, 2010
A piece of blandly enthusiastic, B-movie pulp.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 18, 2007
The result is a movie that looks nice and moves along efficiently, but offers little reason for anyone to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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.
April 18, 2007
The whole thing is good-natured enough, but increasingly mechanical.
June 24, 2006
Neat idea, peachy visuals, but there ain't much else to grip the imagination.
September 10, 2005
Truer to the old school Saturday matinee spirit than any modern film this side of Indiana Jones
| Original Score: 3/5
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-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 26, 2004
Headache inducing superhero nonsense.
| Original Score: 2/5
December 19, 2003
An overlooked classic that is alive with the heroics and nostalgia of big-studio era Hollywood.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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