The 332nd Fighter Group, an all-black World War II unit made up of the best escort pilots and known as the Red Tails, fights racism at home while fighting the Nazis abroad in this action-packed drama based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen.
I watched this out of respect for The Tuskegee Airmen. This movie decided to try as hard as it could to shit all over them by making a horribly acted movie. The only reason it gets any stars is because the dog fights were pretty excellent and I get to know there's a movie where Bubbles takes care of Michael and Wallace's planes when they land after killing Nazis, which is a nice alternate ending to The Wire.
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A good story told moderately well. Too much reliance on stereotypes in an attempt to differentiate the pilots but most of the actors do a creditable job giving those stereotypes a bit of extra life… read review