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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    64

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In its heedless energy and joy, it reminded me of how I felt the first time I saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Worse, the story is so thin and clichéd, it seems as if a computer wrote the screenplay and a robot directed it.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The best way to see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- if you see it at all -- is as an interesting experiment that failed.

  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Other than the actors, their costumes, and a few props, everything in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is digital illusion, and the effects are often exhilarating.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Sky Captain is a gorgeous, funny, and welcome novelty.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 8+

Lots for both kids and adults to enjoy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a good deal of intense peril and violence, including gunplay and explosions. There are some grisly images (skeletons, dead body) and some scary-looking robots. There's brief crude humor including non-sexual nudity (nothing shown).

  • Families can talk about what they would photograph if they only had two shots left. Why? Why would Conran have The Wizard of Oz playing when Polly was at the theater? Why that particular scene? If you could design an entire movie, when and where would it take place and what would it look like? Conran's reported next film will take place on Mars!

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Characters in peril, explosions, shooting.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Brief crude humor.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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