Aloft | Full Movie

  • R
  • 1h 37m
  • 2015
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As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own, a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of abandonment. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Glacially paced and ineptly plotted, Aloft crushes the game efforts of a talented cast under a dreary viewing experience whose title proves sadly ironic.
Detroit News
Tom Long

Just when you're ready for "Aloft" to take wing, it ends.

June 25, 2017
Boston Globe
Tom Russo

Llosa's film pushes its enigmatic and quietly brooding qualities to the point that it's inaccessib...

June 25, 2017
Associated Press
Lindsey Bahr

The majority of the film strives for ethereal lyricism but the melodrama of these lives never prov...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Drama about faith, family is atmospheric but uneven.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Aloft is an intense drama about a mother who abandons her child after a family catastrophe and then becomes a reclusive healer. There's one fairly explicit sex scene (breasts visible, plus noises and movements), strong language (including "f--k" and "s--t"), and disturbing scenes of violence/trauma (a boy's beloved falcon is shot in cold blood; a boy accidentally sparks events that end with his brother's death; a mother leaves her child). It's intense, but this drama, which stars Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy as the estranged mother and her adult son, is generally appropriate for older teens who can handle the mature content and complicated family dynamics, upsetting scenes, and non-linear plot.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 22, 2015
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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