In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.
“Equal parts dizzying and dippy, The Aeronauts is family entertainment at its most charming and chaste.” — Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times
“The closer The Aeronauts gets to peak silliness, the more beautiful it becomes.” — Anthony Lane, New Yorker
“When so many supersized blockbusters take the potential of CGI action for granted, The Aeronauts finds a fresh use for it by turning the exhilaration of discovery into a real visual treat.” — Eric Kohn, IndeWire
Tom Harper (story by), Jack Thorne (story by), Jack Thorne
Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Tom Courtenay