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Common Sense Media says

Wartime drama mixes aerial combat, worthy messages, cliches.

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Review this title!
Teen, 13 years old Written byHuhthing February 4, 2012
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10
QUALITY
 

Great Special Effects but Less-Than-Great Acting

While the CG of this movie is stunning, the voice-overs of the bomber pilot and some of the acting were really terrible. There was little character development, and quite a bit of language. Its role models and positive messages, however, were good. It is a good example of how people of African descent were treated in the 20th century. Dogfight sequences are intesnse, often showing blood, fiery explosions, etc. It's your choice if you want to see the movie. There's a 50/50 chance you'll like it. The worst that could happen is you're out a few bucks.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bychargnar February 4, 2012
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13
QUALITY
 

It's ok

A pretty entertaining movie, but a little long
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byescape2007 February 2, 2012
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17
QUALITY
 

Red Tails on Spot

I think its appropriate for children at least 17. Good examples of equality among races. I liked it
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written bygablesan January 31, 2012
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13
QUALITY
 

Redtails, Great story bad delivery

The treatment of the airmen and of the intelligence of the expected audience is abysmal. These men were not treated with the respect they deserved. The one I actually knew was a real gentleman, quiet, respected and intelligent. We don't need no "step and fetch it" to sell the story of these men to a white audience; not at ;this late date. Hank deGroh
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written bypatton1942 January 21, 2012
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10
QUALITY
 

Not Half Bad Though you Might Want to Watch the Language

This is a pretty good movie because although there are a WHOLE lot o' curse words, all the characters are good role models. I was surprised by the "n" word but you soon get over it all in all a pretty decent movie.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Adult Written bygiagnocavofamily January 20, 2012
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Straight to DVD - don't spend money in theater on this stinker

A huge disappointment. The story of the Tuskegee Airmen deserves a decent treatment, not this careless, choppy drivel. All that can be said is that they got the basic facts right. The acting was terrible, the dialogue painful. None of the characters were developed in any way. A shallow, soulless film. Cuba Gooding- a great actor - was given so little to work with- he sleepwalks his way through the film.

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