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The Aviator

Movie
2004
2h 50m
PG-13
English
Drama
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7.6
Critic Score: 
82
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A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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The Aviator

PG-13
Movie
2004
2h 50m
English
Drama
A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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Leonardo DiCaprio
Howard Hughes
Cate Blanchett
Katharine Hepburn
Kate Beckinsale
Ava Gardner
John C Reilly
Noah Dietrich
Alec Baldwin
Juan Trippe
Alan Alda
Senator Ralph Owen Brewster
Ian Holm
Professor Fitz
Jude Law
Errol Flynn
Kelli Garner
Faith Domergue
Danny Huston
Jack Frye
Brent Spiner
Robert Gross
Willem Dafoe
Roland Sweet
Gwen Stefani
Jean Harlow
Adam Scott
Johnny Meyer
Matt Ross
Glenn Odekirk
Frances Conroy
Mrs. Hepburn
Stanley DeSantis
Louis B. Mayer
Amy Sloan
Howard Hughes's Mother
Kevin ORourke
Spencer Tracy
Edward Herrmann
Joseph Breen
Kenneth Welsh
Dr. Hepburn
Jacob Davich
Howard Hughes - 9 Years Old
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Written By: John Logan (Screenplay)

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jakirkham says...
8 years ago
Incredibly accurate portrayal of Howard Hughes and the events in his life in a compelling way. As usual, DiCaprio's acting is well done. He carefully explores the character of Howard Hughes and provides insight into the man.
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nmahoney416 says...
4 years ago
Leonardo DiCaprio is fantastic. Really does a great job with not only the cocky Howard Hughes but also the illness he has too. Cate Blanchett and John C. Reilly are both really good too, I wish she had more screen time. The movie is really long but never felt like it, unlike some other Scorsese movies. Some of the CGI planes have not aged well but for the most part it looks pretty good.
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dionysus_thewild says...
10 years ago
A good biopic
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jarvis-8243417 says...
2 years ago
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up for the Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator. The film follows the rise and personal struggles of notorious playboy Howard Hughes from his early days in Hollywood filming the infamous Hell’s Angels to his buyout and launch of TWA as a leading international airline. The plot lacks a traditional structure and instead tries to give an overall sense of Hughes’ life. However, the pacing is poor and kills the film’s momentum. Still, the all-star cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, and Alec Baldwin, delivers some incredibly charismatic performances. While it has some production issues, overall The Aviator is a fascinating tale of drive and ambition.
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AndrewBloom
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  6 years ago
What is the line between insanity and brilliance? Is it broad or thin? Does the one bleed into the other? *The Aviator*, Martin Scorcese's epic look at the life and times of Hoard Hughes, suggests that the two are intertwined, at least in this one man. The film follows him from his first crazy m More
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drqshadow
5/10  3 years ago
This on-the-surface look at the life and times of one of America's most notorious recluses delivers plenty of dirt, if not much introspection. The mysterious Howard Hughes is certainly a tricky subject to nail down, with much of his daring decision-making and eventual descent into madness left o More
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