The Rocketeer

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Released 1991

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Director:
Joe Johnston
Released:
1991
Rating:
PG

The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!

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  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie lacks the wit and self-mocking irony of the Indiana Jones movies, and instead seems like a throwback to the simple-minded, clean-cut sensibility of a less complicated tim...

  • 75

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The Rocketeer may not be perfect, but it's an excellent example of how to adapt a comic book to the screen.

  • 40

    Empire William Thomas

    Take an uncharismatic leading man (Bill Campbell), an obviously pre-Oscar Jennifer Connelly, a scene-chewing Timothy Dalton and action that doesn't start until halfway through the ...

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