Although I do feel that the Tuskegee pilots deserved better, I don't think that the hate for this movie is really justified. It does suffer from a bad script and amateur direction, it did seem to avoid certain cliches only to stumble into others but I thought the effects were qui...
1944. To help win the war, the Pentagon brass has no choice but to consider the untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program. Just as the young Tuskegee men are about... read more
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway
Release Date: January 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
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November 6, 2012
November 5, 2012
Excellent movie I can only hope it was all factual, and not points added to justifie race. Movie worth 5 stars
July 17, 2012
It appears as if screenwriters John Ridley and Aaron McGruder-as well as most of the visual credits-carry little respect toward those who risk their lives in war on a daily basis. Having seen emotionally harrowing films that convey the subject matter, films that scream "war is he...
June 6, 2012fb100000145236770
"Red Tails" is a movie of all flash and little substance. The story is honestly another run of the mill blacks overcoming adversity type story. Which is fine, but it usually works better in sports movies(dunno why but it does). Honestly, it could worked great here and probably...
May 28, 2012
Extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemely cheesy; Cringe-worthy dialogue, horrible acting (Cuba Gooding Jr. is never believable), and directing and editing that brings nostalgic reminders of Disney channel movies makes this minorities-exceeding-expectations flick a bore. The only ...
May 26, 2012
Courage has no color
Not great or bad. The movie is full of cliché stereotype characters, bad dialogue and bad acting. The melodrama is heavy and painful at times. It does have decent air battle scenes though and visual FX. Lucas definitely left his stamp on the material. Entert...
May 24, 2012
I had been looking forward to seeing Red Tails for quite some time. I am a diehard World War II buff, and love a good war flick. Red Tails is a decent film, that's very flawed, but quite enjoyable if you can past the dialogue, so-so CGI and clichés. The film is worth seeing and I...
May 12, 2012
There was a time when I associated LucasArts with the most pristine and spellbinding of cinematic magic. Three less-than-stellar prequels later, however, the name just doesn't glow anymore with the same awe-inspiring intensity. Unfortunately, "Red Tails" is no exception to that f...
May 4, 2012
Based on the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII albeit somewhat loosely, but still a pretty good close depiction of what life was like for African American airmen in service over Italy.
You can tell this is a Lucas production you really can, the dialog is terrible and the cgi effects are v...
January 23, 2012
I expected so much more. In a recent interview with George Lucas, he claimed that the reason his production company (Lucasfilm) had to fully fund his new film project "Red Tails", was because the concept of putting out a film about the first African America military aviators in t...
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