The Hindenburg
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"The German Air Force is not at all what it used to be," says Anne Bancroft's Countess, about 16 minutes into The Hindenburg, pausing and then adding, "But then, nothing is these days." That seems to sum up the ponderous, irony-laden script and plot of Robert Wise's movie, which is posited -- in true post-Watergate fashion -- upon notions of conspiracy and cover-up behind the destruction of the German airship. The movie opens with a handy Universal newsreel that gives a vestpocket history of lighter-than-air flight, and that carries us to 1937 Germany. Colonel Franz… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Disappointing disaster formula flick"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Blimpy make believe script surrounding a true disaster."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A fascinating historical drama that deserves to be seriously re-evaluated."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Nothing could save either the Hindenburg or the film from disaster."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Stilted action adventure. You hang around to see which stars will burn to death."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
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