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The Aeronauts Rated PG

The Aeronauts

Dir. Tom Harper. UK/USA, 2019. 1h 40m. Starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Anne Reid, Tim McInnerny, Phoebe Fox.

Set in 1860s London, a daredevil pilot and a pioneering meteorologist team up on a thrilling scientific expedition which will see them fly them higher than anyone in history. What begins as a serene journey beyond the clouds soon descends into terrifying fight for survival. Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne’s on-screen chemistry buoys this exhilarating period thriller inspired by true events.

‘The film is at its best when it leans into the action-adventure genre; director Tom Harper smartly uses camera-shake and closeups to immerse the audience in the weather's volatility.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Observer

‘Suspend all disbelief, hold tight to the wicker basket and go along for the ride.’ ★★★★ Ellie Walker-Arnott, Time Out