The Aviator details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner, Alec Baldwin, Gwen Stefani, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Alan Alda, John C. Reilly, Matt Ross|
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|2hrs 43 mins||12|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Martin Scorsese's biopic of Howard Hughes, the legendary but complex playboy, filmmaker and aviator, is thorough and beautifully shot.
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The title announces itBy a customer from Manchester, England , 31 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]If you like planes, Di Caprio, money, fame, then go for it.
I have nothing agains planes and aviation (I have worked in that Industry..). However, an insight on why the aviator's planes were so innovative could have been useful. But then it would have distracted from the plot. So why show so many planes so aimlessly...?
I did get extremely bored, and believe me, it does not happen very often as I love films in general and am a cinephile.
I don't think Di Caprio is believable in this role. He seems too young from the beginning to the end. And Di Caprio is one of these actors like Catherine Deneuve, who can only play themselves... Look at their eyes and you will see them, not who they play. DDisturbing.
I would have loved Scorsese to work deeper on the characters, instead they are superficially treated.
The film is based on the Material rather than humans/characters. This is why I felt so bored. From the start, there was nothing I could relate to.
Hughes' compulsive disorder could also have been treated in a more subtle and insidious manner, with Hughes point of view. Instead, it seemed ridiculous.
Maybe the life of Hughes was well related (this is an assumption), but accuracy does not make art.
I saw the film before I saw any critic of it (I was not told how looooooonnnnnng it would be either!).
With hindsight, I still wonder why one would find this film great. Please tell me if you know the answer!
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Another great piece of workBy lazerlightning (2 reviews) from Surbiton , 15 Nov 2011Excellent! Must watch!
Liked - Leo did a very good job. Good storyline.
Disliked - First 30 minutes was slow, but after that 2 1/2 hours went very quickly.
Undemanding visual feastBy Pete46B (3 reviews) from Ealing, London , 12 Nov 2011Great set piece scenes and enjoyable to watch, but ultimately not that engaging and a bit too long. It may be better if you don't know much about Howard Hughes.
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Time FliesBy Holtbolter (45 reviews) from Bolton , 05 Nov 2011Marvellous film, the third time I've watched it and I've enjoyed it every time, always new details to spot.
I can't believe it's almost 3 hours long as the time seems to fly by, (No pun intended)
Blu-ray quality is excellent.
Criminally overlooked performances and filmBy Yankeesman (14 reviews) , 22 Oct 2011Scorsese and DiCaprio are the best pairing since, well; Scorsese and De Niro.
This is so beautifully shot and the performances are mind blowing. Cate Blanchett rightfully picking up an Oscar for her performance, but Leonardo DiCaprio was robbed of his statuette by Jamie Foxx for Ray (Hollywood always goes with the guy playing the disability though). It upsets me that DiCaprio will be remembered by the masses for the mind rot that is Titanic when he has given us performances such as this.
This is a tremendous film that I cannot recommend enough. It is just shy of 3 hours long but that flew by (no pun intended), I would have loved a couple more hours of this.
Too LongBy coopertown (2 reviews) , 05 Oct 2011The Aviator has a lot going for it, mainly brilliant cinematography and actors giving Oscar worthy performance. However, In sayin that I still found it to be quite dull in parts and started to lose interest at certain points. I think this is mainly down to the length of the piece and the general pacing of the film. It just seemed to drag on and areas which would have been interesting to explore and delve deeper into never panned out (maybe a good job considering the length). Worth giving a watch if you are a Di Caprio fan and/or like character driven dramas, but be prepared for a long one with not much conclusion.