Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 17, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is slim on plot and characterization, but the visuals more than make up for it.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This debut feature by Kerry Conran is a triumph not only for its technical mastery but for its good taste.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

His nostalgia enabled by technology, Conran takes the ghosts in his machine seriously, and the results appear at once meltingly lovely and intriguingly inhuman.

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Sight and Sound

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 ...

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

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.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lots for both kids and adults to enjoy.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Ultimately seems more like a fancy mechanical toy than a work of art we can warm up to.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

he visuals are phenomenal, rendered with so much love and passion that each frame is a marvel just to behold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
After a second viewing, I lowered my rating significantly. This whole movie is exposition, with a ridiculously wooden plot. I appreciate the audacity of the… More
Jens S.
Nothing in this movie is real but the actors. Taking a similar approach like "Sin City", this one isn't a dark detective thriller but an… More
Kevin M. Williams
A technical wonder of a tribute to the action/adventure films of 30's Hollywood ... lacking the most important element other than chills and thrills:… More
Jacob Ethington
I often get carried away when I talk about movies with my friends. Sometimes people will break down and just ask, "How would you sum the movie up?" I… More
xGary Xx
In an alternate version of wartime New York, a dashing mercenary tries to prevent the evil plot of a megalomaniacal German scientist and his army of giant… More
Tim Salmons
Ok, so it's not exactly perfect in form, but it's just too much damned fun to be ignored. A fabulous film.