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PG-13| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
During World War II, the Civil Aeronautics Authority selects 13 black cadets to become part of an experimental program at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The program aims at training "colored personnel" to become fighter pilots for the Army. However, discrimination, lack of institutional support and the racist belief that these men lacked the intelligence and aptitude for the job dog their every step. Despite this, the Tuskegee Airmen, as they become known, more than prove their worth.

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr. , Terrence Howard , Nate Parker , David Oyelowo , Ne-Yo , Elijah Kelley , Bryan Cranston , Tristan Wilds

Director: Anthony Hemingway

Genres: Historical drama, War

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Red Tails (2012)

Release Date: January 20th, 2012|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 153 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You leave Red Tails thinking of what might have been instead of what is – a missed opportunity. show more

  • 25
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    What's missing is any hint of realism. There's no grit to it anywhere. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    David Oyelowo stands out as the daredevil Joe "Lightning" Little, the unit's best flier. With his bravery and bravado, he's the film's most complex character. show more

  • May 30, 2012 jackd1207
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    Patronizing. Since the writing was so bad I can\'t comment on the acting other than to say Sir Lawerence Olivier couldn\'t have convincingly delivered those lines.

  • May 29, 2012 socalgal920
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    Well done will watch more then once

  • April 03, 2012 purpleshorts
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    best movie ever

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