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Red Tails

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Drama

Release Date :

January 20, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Anthony Hemingway

Starring :

Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Method Man, Evan Ross, Daniela Ruah, Ne-Yo, Jazmine Sullivan, David Oyelowo, Lee Tergesen, Gerald McRaney, Elijah Kelley, Josh Dallas, Jaime King, Michael B. Jordan

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : D

“..while the CGI aerial warfare is thrilling, all the pilot chatter is annoying..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“..throughout the film, however, all opposition to the universally sympathetic protagonists falls like so many bowling pin..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
1.5 of 4

“..these sequences are all swoop, boom and rat-tat-tat - until some character opens his mouth to utter a line so stilted that it could have drawn giggles in 1946..”
by Mark Jenkins [Washington Post]
“..there are no subtle moments in this production..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
Review rate : D+

“..the story trips up by skimming the surface of history..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..the story has been stripped of historical context-don't black teenagers and everyone else deserve hard facts?-and internal logic..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
Review rate : C

“..the movie's most exciting moments are its heavily computer-generated aerial battle sequences..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
Review rate : C+

“..the movie takes all these hoary cliches and presents them without any trace of irony or self-awareness..”
by Randy Cordova [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : D

“..the movie is packed with non-gems such as these, which accompany scenes of such absolutely rote dramatic content..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
Review rate : D+

“..the dogfighting sequences, full of crisscrossing, bullets-blazing action, are rendered with digital precision - they're exhilarating..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Review rate : D

“..squanders a great subject, reducing the real-life struggles and fierce heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen to rickety cliche..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4

“..some of the dialogue is awkward, especially early on..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
Review rate : B-

“..on the ground, it's a far shakier experience: dutiful and prosaic, with thinly scripted episodes that don't add up to a satisfying story..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : D+

“..it's old-fashioned entertainment, to be sure, and sometimes melodramatic to the film's detriment..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2 of 5

“..it's better than the Star Wars prequels..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
“..for all their visual polish, such maneuvers lack the thrill of practical stuntwork..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

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