254. The Aviator (2004)

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8.0 Long but engrossing
  • Acting 8.0
  • Directing 8.2
  • Story 7.9
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Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin

Director: Martin Scorsese

Running Time: 170 mins


The Aviator is an American film about the life of the millionaire of the 1930s, Howard Hughes, and his love of aviation, starting from the production of his first film Hell’s Angels to the flying of his new flying boat.

This film was fascinating. Although it was extremely long, I didn’t really feel as if I were sitting through a film that was nearly 3 hours long, because the story and the drama and the writing was all absolutely fantastic.

Once again, I felt that Martin Scorsese did a great job on this film, because every shot seemed so realistic, even the ones with evidently massive amounts of CGI in them, and as well as that, the setting was brilliantly made and was extremely convincing in my opinion.

Also, Leonardo DiCaprio was excellent as Howard Hughes, the aviator. He managed to depict both his great ambition and troubling OCD very well, evidently showing the split personality that Hughes was trying to hide so hard.

Instead of being a simple biography of a person’s life, this film managed to make it much more exciting and action-packed than you can imagine, and although the part where Howard goes mad is a bit long-winded, it’s still a great film to watch, so because of that, I’ll give this an 8.0.

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