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Siskoid

According to the biography The Aviator is adapted from, Howard Hughes was suffering from pretty extreme obsessive-compulsive disorder, which explains his sinking millions and millions into both movie and aviation projects that, due to what at the time would have been considered "eccentric perfectionism" (fueled by unlimited funds), very nearly destroyed him. We're in good hands with Scorsese, obviously, and he's assembled a stellar cast (even if I'm unimpressed in terms of likenesses - I never see Cate Blanchet as Katharine Hepburn, or any of the Hollywood celebs portrayed, really, and it's especially tough to tell the stars from the normals, when even small parts are being played by Jack Donaghy (sorry, Alec Baldwin) and Brent Spiner. It's a well put-together film (the plane crash is especially well rendered, and it didn't feel nearly three hours long), but it's still a bloated biopic (I always wonder if we really need ALL that biographical detail for the story to WORK). Its spectacle is perhaps even distracting. A lot of the aerial stuff looks cheesy and fake, and every time someone new shows up, you're thinking "OH, Jude Law, or Alan Alda, or freakin' Gwen Stafani is in this", which pulls you out of what truth can be taken away from it.
2 years 10 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

a bit unengaging beyond the big budget looks – probably not in my book

https://beyond1001movies.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/backtrack-the-aviator-2004/
8 years 2 months ago
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ShotMarvinInTheFace

Am I the only one who found this movie quite boring? I really love Scrosese's films, but this one isn't that great. The acting was good, but the story just wasn't really interesting for me. This is my least favorite Scorsese picture.
9 years 2 months ago
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kimiland

Such an amazing movie!
This is my favourite role of Di Caprio, it's so well done :)
9 years 4 months ago
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igordebraga

Scorsese deserved an Oscar for this instead of that overrated tripe that came later. Conveys both the epic and quirky feels a Howard Hughes biopic need.
10 years ago
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Joker of Gotham

What a great movie, in my opinion this movie is better that Million Dollar Baby.
Damn you Jamie Foxx, why did you did such a fantastic job in the same year that Leo?
DiCaprio was amazing like always, Cate Blanchett was also pretty good in her role.
The only think that I dislike in the movie is the lack of information in the end of the movie, what happened to Howard Hughes, what did he do with his disease? These are questions that should be answered-
4/5
10 years 1 month ago
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ivanrs

What an amazing cinematography, there's no Scorsese film that would dissapoint me neither does Leonardo di Caprio. Great cast, script and art photography. I think it does not have the recognition that deserves.
10 years 4 months ago
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thaisquisito

The cinematography and Leo's performance were truly amazing. I want to watch 'Hell's Angels' too lol
10 years 8 months ago
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george4mon

i cant recommend this film enough! superb!
10 years 10 months ago
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Earring72

Gripping drama with excellent performances, direction and cinamatograpy
10 years 11 months ago
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bitchypixels

The cinematography and attention to the color details as the movie aged was absolutely brilliant. Leo's best performance as well as Blanchett's. Scorcese brought back this time period perfectly. There is a reason it was nominated for the most Academy Awards that year. Perfect.
11 years 3 months ago
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Brantastic16

@MagicalEddie Have you ever seen a Katharine Hepburn movie? Blanchett's performance is dead-on.
11 years 7 months ago
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iCheckFilms

Now, I wanna watch "Hell's Angels". :)
11 years 7 months ago
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Dieguito

It's a real life story.. For that, it's amazing
12 years 3 months ago
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MagicalEddie

Did anyone else find Cate Blanchett irritating as hell?

"gaawwww leeeeeee"
12 years 4 months ago

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