The Tuskegee Airmen
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Based on a true story, The Tuskegee Airmen chronicles the experiences of the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Using Hannibal Lee (Laurence Fishburne) as a focal point, the movie follows the airmen from their initial training at Tuskegee, Alabama, through their combat assignments during World War II. Featuring fascinating vintage military planes and exciting air-combat footage, the film also depicts the racism encountered by the pilots. In one example, the airmen are forced to give their seats on a crowded train to German prisoners of war. Even after the airmen… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The script's familiar, since air combat isn't a new genre by a long shot, but the additional mission of the men proving themselves gives telepic its extra dimension."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A superbly crafted production featuring outstanding aerial sequences."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"True story of African-Americans in WWII has mature themes."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Too self-important, too cliched, and too dismissive of the talent at its disposal."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The script has a weak structure and the characters are fairly superficial, but the film is still moving as all get out."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
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