Review of ‘The Aeronauts’

Review of 'The Aeronauts'

Assistant Costume Designer is LAURA SMITH

"In 1862, British meteorologist James Glaisher and co-pilot Henry Coxwell flew a hot-air balloon deep into the London skies, breaking the world record for flight altitude at 38,999 feet and barely making it back alive. That story provides the basis for “The Aeronauts,” with one major fabrication, as the movie swaps Cowell for fictional co-pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones), who helps an enterprising Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) navigate horrific storm clouds, diminished oxygen, and sudden balloon malfunctions as the pair careen through an engrossing big-screen spectacle far better than the simplified dramatic beats that pad out its runtime..."

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