"DiCaprio convincingly conveys the hard shrewdness and the petulance of the man. It's a make-or-break performance for the film, and it pays off."Los Angeles Times
"A magnificent DiCaprio fully captures Hughes' drive and intensity..."USA Today
"[T]here's a sleek, almost tactile pleasure to be had in getting swept up in the gale force of a man who smashed through limits because he didn't see them."
"DiCaprio gives a turbocharged, ready-to-rock performance....Stunningly shot..."
"[C]ome fly with Scorsese for a fine, forceful film that's always arresting..."
"THE AVIATOR celebrates Scorsese's zest for finding excitement in a period setting.Scorsese has emerged into the full flower of his gifts."Chicago Sun-Times
"[E]ngrossing, witty, elegant and inventive..."
Sight and Sound
Ranked #29 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "[A] lavish, glamorous biopic of billionaire recluse Howard Hughes that doubles as a feverish tribute to the golden age of Hollywood movie-making."