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Red Tails (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  20 January 2012 (USA)
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A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

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Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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$58,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,782,154 (USA) (20 January 2012)

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$49,875,589 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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Samuel L. Jackson was in talks with George Lucas at one point to star in and possibly direct the film. See more »

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Although the film opens with a title that says 1944, the song being played at the U.S. base is "It's Been a Long, Long Time," which was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn to celebrate the war's end and not released until 1945. See more »

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Declan 'Winky' Hall: Experience is a cruel teacher, gives the exam first and then the lesson.
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Boring!
22 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected better. The CG was impressive, but the aerial fights were very boring, no intensity to them at all. The acting was mediocre and I don't think the actors were talking like they were suppose to. By this I mean they didn't speak like they were from the '30s. They sounded like the stereotypical African-Americans, which was unfortunate.

The dialogue in this movie was very cheesy, and the way the characters acted during aerial fights was very unrealistic. They didn't seem concern at all that they could die. Sadly, I wished death upon the characters so the movie would end, the worst part is how many times the film tries to be funny with comic relief and the filmmakers could have at least make the aerial fights intense and gripping, but no, they made the fights boring with lots of explosions (Michael Bay status).

This has to be the most disappointing war movie I've ever seen. Don't make the same mistake I did, 2 hours of my life wasted because of this movie, don't... make... the... same... mistake...


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