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About the Movie
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Howard Hughes, the billionaire, the filmmaker, the recluse and The Aviator. After inheriting his father's machine tool company, the young Howard Hughes discovers he can combine his passions--flying, moviemaking and women--by coming to Hollywood. In 1930, while building one of the world's largest aviation companies, Hughes produces Hell's Angels, a perfectionist's homage to World War I flyers. The man who eventually produces almost 30 films shocks society with The Outlaw, starring buxom Jane Russell, builds the world's largest airplane, sets the world speed record and invents the half-cup bra.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 216
- Fresh: 188
- Rotten: 28
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This almost-great epic has one foot in legend: it's a vision of an American titan that could have sprung from the insides of Hughes's own obsessive, perfectionist head.
Fresh: Sumptuously exciting, glowing with expertise, seething with life, gorgeously designed and thrillingly articulated.
Fresh: The first half -- covering Hughes's high-flying Hollywood years -- is an incredibly filmed treat.
Fresh: Its primary appeal is its speed: It rushes along, from scandal to air crash to movie romance to Senate hearing, each anecdote well realized but never tarried over.
Martin Scorsese did an excellent job with his film.. I had to give it 4 starts due to some editing mistakes that seemed to have flown by Martin and his editing crew. Anyhow, Leonardo does a wonderful portraying someone with OCD. He clearly shows he did his research on how debilitating this mental condition really is. Buy it and I recommend doing some research on both Howard Hughes and OCD to really appreciate this film.
Sorry but over hyped movie, Fell asleep and didn't care
I'll keep it short. This movie is LONG, Boring and drags every chance it gets. The acting might be great, but avoid it unless you want to fall asleep or want to be bored
Leonard Dicaprio, one of America's most talented actors (current), gives a solid performance in Martin Scorcese's tastefully done biographical film on the eccentric aviation hero Howard Hughes. Some may find parts of it dragging, but I enjoyed every bit of it and watch it once every few months. If you are interested, take a look at Tommy Lee Jones as Howard Hughes in a much older film. That film also has some dragging bits, but great acting again.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2004
- © 2004 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Miramax Film Corp. All Rights Reserved.