The Aviator

(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Aviator

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Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing.
Statement of Responsibility: Miramax Films ; Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Martin Scorsese ; written by John Logan ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann ... [et al.] ; a Martin Scorsese picture ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; a Warner Bros. Pictures and Miramax Films presentation
Title: The aviator
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros. Pictures ;, Distributed by Warner Home Video,, c2005
Edition: 2-disc widescreen ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (330 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 08, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Original title that was rejected: "I'm Howard Hughes. Now get these goddamn bugs off of me!"

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  • elsiecat rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Hollywood drivel. Hammy overacting. I shut it off after 15 minutes.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Long...long...long film. Hughes was a brilliant, eccentric visionary. I learned a lot about the man. Cate Blanchett was fantastic as Katharine Hepburn, and deserved her Oscar.

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  • tj_is_cool rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Fairly entertaining. Ending was sad.

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  • DerekBauer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Portrays Hughes sympathetically and highlights his contributions to aviation and Hollywood. An interesting, well-made film.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not the worst movie it just ran a little long for my taste. Worth checking out.

Report This Aug 30, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a good movie; however, I found it quite slow at times, very detailed and a tad long. I would have liked more attention paid to Hughes' descent into his obsessive compulsive behaviours and how he worked to control the compulsions in order to function in public when required.

Report This Jan 02, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Must See - Aviator (2004) 170 min. directed by Martin Scorcese and stars Leonardo DiCarprio and Cate Blanchett. This the biopic of Howard Hughes and his relationship with Katherine Hepburn (played beautifully by Cate Blanchett). The film grips the viewer from the beginning and doesn't let up - there is so much in the life of the eccentric Hughes to never allow for a dull moment. Blanchett earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 and the film won for Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume, Editing. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Alan Alda), Original Screenplay and Sound. .

Report This Jan 01, 2009
  • GGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A slow start and a little too long for me. Story of Howard Hughs became more interesting when his obsessive compulsive urges became stronger and how he tried to control it. I learned a lot about Howard Hughes from this film. He was a fascinating person.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jul 30, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.


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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Ava Gardner: You listened to my phone calls? Howard Hughes: No! No! No! Honey I would never do that! I'd never do that! I... I just read the transcripts, that's all.


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  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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