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Red Tails

Featuring: Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Nate Parker

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  A must see ignore bad reviews

| | See all boyfrom67's reviews (102)

What a fantastic film, so we'll made as you would expect the story line is also so great. One minute your smiling then angry as the story line of the racist view and what these young brave men went through on all sides home and at war. but they showed everyone these we're true heros and I must be honest as the film finished I had tears in my eyes, please if you do anything this year buy and watch you will not be dissapointed.

  Doesnt do the story justice

| | See all Grizzerlyadams's reviews (44)

This film is based on a true story and in my mind is sadly lacking in the telling, not just getting facts wrong but missing the whole feel of the story. I was disappointed by this one despite its big budget feel and its great actors, See it if you want an ok war movie just dont expect it to be either great or very factual.

  Good CGI planes..........not a lot else.

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

Red Tails mostly has the feel of a few effects guys wanting to play with the CGI toolbox and create some WW2 aerial dogfights and being given play money by George Lucas to do.........then marrying those sequences to the story of The Tuskegee Airmen to give the sequences a reason to exist.

Although the dogfights and attacks are well done with beautiful planes gleaming through the skies and exploding in battle the script is pretty poor and regrettably so are the performances. It has the adventure serial aspirations of Indiana Jones and Star Wars but with a less able director at the helm it doesn't really become more than a one time watch.

Which is a shame, because there is a glimmer of a much better film buried away deep down at times. It just never becomes fully developed in Red Tails.

  a must watch!!!

| | See all jonnyaces87's reviews (6)

really enjoyed this film, the special effects were fantastic and the dog fights, are the best ive ever seen! granted some of the acting is abit wooden sometimes, but it is passable. Howard steals the small amount of scenes he's in, and Cuba Gooding jr is great in the small amount of scenes aswell! watch this if your after good set piece action!! a must watch

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  Poor

| | See all Racey44's reviews (1)

Corny acting, cringe-worthy dialogue and full of inaccuracies. I gave it two stars so as not to appear churlish.

Save your money.

  WORTH THE WATCH!!!

| | See all vidlover's reviews (3)

Both my husband and I thought the write up on this film is spot on, we really did enjoy it. Yes it was not a block buster and yes there were some parts that you kind of knew what the outcome was going to be. But this was based on a true story and what these pilots went through to prove they were just as good as the rest was amazing to say the least. The dog fights we brilliant also, worth the watch.

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  Oh Dear

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whats starts off so well (opening scene) with a truely great aerial battle scene soon fades into a epic mess!
I think the only good thing from the film was the opening scene and the effects apart from that its a real let down. Poor acting and some truely irritating characters made it very difficult to watch at times, Im a big fan of war movies and was really looking forward to this but now I wish I never bothered.

  MAY THE AIR FORCE BE WITH YOU.

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

This George Lucas produced WWII drama is a good boys own adventure, based on real events....... mostly. Unfortuntaly it's good not excellent as it should be. The opening sequences are some of the best air combat you'll ever see. The CGI effects are outstanding as B-17's get wripped to shreds at the might of the German Air Force. But the film never takes off when it's on the ground as it's so cringe worthy corney it'll have you winceing and sniggering at some of the dialog whilst characters are under written and stereotypical you know who's going to get killed and when. A good tip in this kind of film is never fall in love or get married as you'll be dead meat! But as soon as interest starts to slip you are again treated to some more amazing areal battles. This is old school movie making with cutting edge technology and if the writers had spent as much attention to the story and writing as they did to the eye scorching effects this would have been a classic, but as it stands it's just ok for a rainy Sunday's viewing.
See if you like....
Tuskegee Airmen.
Memphis Belle.
Battle Of Britain.
The Dam Busters.

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  MAY THE AIR FORCE BE WITH YOU.

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This George Lucas produced WWII drama is a good boys own adventure, based on real events....... mostly. Unfortuntaly it's good not excellent as it should be. The opening sequences are some of the best air combat you'll ever see. The CGI effects are outstanding as B-17's get wripped to shreds at the might of the German Air Force. But the film never takes off when it's on the ground as it's so cringe worthy corney it'll have you winceing and sniggering at some of the dialog whilst characters are under written and stereotypical you know who's going to get killed and when. A good tip in this kind of film is never fall in love or get married as you'll be dead meat! But as soon as interest starts to slip you are again treated to some more amazing areal battles. This is old school movie making with cutting edge technology and if the writers had spent as much attention to the story and writing as they did to the eye scorching effects this would have been a classic, but as it stands it's just ok for a rainy Sunday's viewing.
See if you like....
Tuskegee Airmen.
Memphis Belle.
Battle Of Britain.
The Dam Busters.

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