Overall Rank: 9242
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 43
Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/22/2012
Genre: Adventure, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Actors: Daniela Ruah, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Method Man, Lee Tergesen
Plot: Follows the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American flying combat squadron formed during World War II. -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/11/2014
This movie was like top gun in world war 2. red tails. Follows the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American flying combat squadron formed during World War II. this movie as two good thing's in it.number one the action is amazing in this movie.number 2 the visual effect's are mind blowing and now it is time for the Bad.this movie is so boring and slow in some parts in the movie and the characters in this movie you really don't care about at all.
Rod - wrote on 10/13/2012
Given a chance to prove their worth on aerial battle, a group of African- American pilots are about to prove themselves that even they struggle racial discrimination on land, they can and will fight on war. *** This was a great surprise to me. I never expected that this movie could be this good and heartwarming. I even enjoy the aerial war. I can feel the characters, thus, I would say that the cast performed well. I also love the story, not a feel-good film but I felt the touching parts and the depth of the storyline. One thing I hate about this film: OPENING CREDITS
Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/25/2012
I went into this with major trepidation, and while it wasn't as bad as I was expecting, Lucas still doesn't have an ear for dialogue and the characters were all cliche. The actual dog fights are a lot of fun - but the movie just doesn't address the many issues the Tuskegee Airmen faced, and in the end, it's just another war film with little bite.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 05/15/2018
During WWII in Italy, a regiment of black pilots flies with outdated P40’s to perform meaningless assignments, because the white army top management doesn’t believe that a black fellow man is intelligent enough to perform real actions. As in the American Civil War they were seen as pure cannon fodder. In the end they can prove themselves after all. Mix that with a love story and you have “Red Tails“.
I thought it was a highly entertaining film with a lot of action and in my opinion nevertheless impressive air battles. In other words, I wasn’t bored for a moment. It’s not a top-notch film, but on the other hand it isn’t a flop either.
The strange thing is that on IMDB you can read totally different opinions of people who actually should know it.
1. As a retired …
Lee - wrote on 08/12/2012
First let me start by saying i simply loved this film! Now as to why the ultimate master of directing sci fi today as we know it George Lucas would produce and not direct and putting in the director's chair a newbie more or less. Now lets not put any bad conatations on the word newbie(if thats a word that is?) As director Anthony Hemingway has directed alot of good tv shows throught his career so far and assisted the director on a few big screen movies however this is his first where he is the director alone. Well not so alone as i'm sure Lucas was beside him most of the time. This was i quote supposed to be the film Lucas always wanted to make!! The point i am trying to make is although a good film it couldve been spectacular!!
The storyline was great as a biopic (If that's what …
MikePA - wrote on 04/13/2012
I hated this movie. You have a handful of talented actors that aren't asked to do much, along with a laughably, horrendously cheesy script and underdeveloped characters. It's a shame because you have such a great, inspirational story put on display, but it's told in the completely wrong way. It reminded me a lot of Michael Bay's WW2 film Pearl Harbor, though this is much worse. Most of the performances are stale and unintentionally funny, the script is horrendous and corny beyond belief, and the movie, as a whole, is just a big, boring, joyless mess. Executive producer George Lucas (Star Wars) calls this movie his dream project, faithfully handing the script over to Anthony Hemingway so he can direct it. Lucas is really letting me down.
The aerial battle scenes lacked tension and …
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