Flyboys

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Released 2007

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Director:
Tony Bill
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
The story details the adventures of several young American boys who volunteered for the French military before the United States entered World War I. They ultimately became the first U.S. fighter pilots and were known as the Lafayette Escadrille. Their exploits and heroism were legendary.

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  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Lovingly and knowledgeably made by director Tony Bill, who got his pilot's license as a teenager, pic nonetheless has a lightweight, airbrushed feel; despite the brutal dogfights a...

  • 50

    The New York Times Nathan Lee

    Despite its empty head and arduous length, Flyboys is ever so nice, in the manner of a Norman Rockwell illustration. The director, Tony Bill, may not be a philosopher but he is a g...

  • 42

    Entertainment Weekly

    This is a lost opportunity on an epic scale. The actors are so styled and the dogfights so drippy with CG that, as a period piece, the movie almost looks like it's set in the future.

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Love & Romance, Historical, Military & War