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Famous scientists around the world have mysteriously disappeared and "Chronicle" reporters Polly Perkins, and ace aviator Sky Captain, are both on the investigation. Risking their lives as they travel to exotic places around the world, can the fearless duo stop Dr. Totenkopf, the evil mastermind behind a plot to destroy the earth? Aided by Franky Cook, commander of an all-female amphibious squadron, and technical genius Dex, Polly and Sky Captain may be our planet's only hope.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This debut feature by Kerry Conran is a triumph not only for its technical mastery but for its good taste."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"His nostalgia enabled by technology, Conran takes the ghosts in his machine seriously, and the results appear at once meltingly lovely and intriguingly inhuman."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"The script suffers from sloppy dialogue ("alert the amphibious squadron!") and plotting (a very vague Macguffin, risible exposition, two suspenseless countdown finales). But flimsy characterisation is the biggest problem ..."
‑ , Sight and Sound
"It's innocent, wholesome fun with a lot of brains to it that kids and adults will love..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Filled with style with a capital S, Sky Captain is a joyous combo of rollicking adventure, film noir and all the gee-whizzery of high-tech innovation."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The clincher is how the actors are reduced to puppets and ciphers; Paltrow straight-jacketed in her Hildy Johnson-style two-piece and the evidently bored Law reduced throughout half the movie to giving the gimlet eye through flying goggles."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"Generally speaking, I'm not a big fan of style-over- substance movies, but this one is so gorgeous that it's possible to become literally lost in the richness of the images."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Lots for both kids and adults to enjoy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
""Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow" is a war movie without subtext. Its deliberate lack of moral coding and pandering effort to please audiences with a vintage cotton candy pulp that never was is more than a little insulting. At least it has Angelina"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Pure escapism saturates every frame of this exhilarating throwback to 1930s matinee serials."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Such an interestingly silly movie that I found myself idly wondering what particular audience was being targeted with its peculiar conceits and infinitude of special effects."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Ultimately seems more like a fancy mechanical toy than a work of art we can warm up to."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"he visuals are phenomenal, rendered with so much love and passion that each frame is a marvel just to behold."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"What made anyone believe this was a movie worth making or that there would be an audience for it?"
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"If there's any sensibility within the film other than a voracious geeky adoration of cliffhangers, I wasn't able to locate it."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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