"A thrilling, action-packed, wide-vista yarn from the sharp quills of Jack Thorne and co-writer and director Tom Harper, this Amazon-backed project is deceptively simple yet surprisingly deft."
— Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
"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, indieWire
"The Aeronauts achieves impressive elevation as a bracing and sympathetic account of two early and very different aviators who together reached literal new heights in a perilous field of endeavor."
— Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"Inspired by real events, the film is at its best when it leans into the action-adventure genre; director Tom Harper smartly uses camera-shake and closeups to immerse the audience in the weather’s volatility."
— Simran Hans, The Observer (UK)
"The Aeronauts serves an important purpose as an aspirational film for young girls who either love science, or whose parents hope they see the movie and understand that women can be just as excited about taking a hero’s journey as any man."
— Sasha Stone, TheWrap