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Red Tails

Red Tails
  • 2012
  • US
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Hemingway
  • Written by: John Ridley
  • Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo
  • UK release: 6 June 2012

In WW II Italy, a crew of African-American trainee airmen defy both Nazi pilots and institutional racism, under the leadership of Major Stance (Gooding) and Colonel Bullard (Howard). Lashings of expensively rendered CGI action can't make up for thin characterization, hoary clichés and crude simplifications.

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Red Tails

11 May 20122 stars

George Lucas pet WWII project suffers from thin characterization, cliché and crude simplification

Star Wars creator George Lucas used clips from his favourite aviation dramas to stand in for battle scenes in the original rough-cut of Star Wars, so it’s no surprise that several decades later, Lucas has invested some of his personal wealth in an…

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