A wondrous meditation on madness and genius, excess and success, an American Icon and tragedy, the story of Howard Hughes humanizes the man in a manner I, for one, had never expected to see. I felt shocked at how little I knew of this pioneering aviator who owned so much of the world he inhabited that there was no one to help him as his neurosis spiraled out of control. Terrific, and a Must-See, and possibly the best film of 2004. I'm not sure, but it's possible. A solid, solid "A"