• The Flyboys (2008)

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Release Date: 2008

PG-13|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Plane-loving teenagers (Jesse James, Reiley McClendon) stow away on an aircraft owned by a mobster.

Cast: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, J. Todd Adams, Dallen Gettling, Jennifer Slimko, Robert Costanzo

Director: Rocco Devilliers

Genres: Adventure

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Shot like a Disney period piece (prettily, with spiffy props, shiny vintage vehicles, and costumes just back from the cleaners), Flyboys introduces its squadron the old-fashioned way: with character-establishing setups. show more

  • While the aerial dogfights are handsome and apparently historically accurate, right down to the tracer bullets that leave graceful, crisscrossing trails in the clouds, they have a video-game feel. show more

  • A decidedly old-fashioned war film that reaches for epic sweep but is often bogged down in cliched drama and two-dimensional characters. show more

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