Dark Blue World
Dark Blue World (2001)

The friendship of two men is tested by war, political upheaval, and romantic rivalry in this drama from Czech filmmaker Jan Sverak, whose Kolya became an international success. Lt. Franta Slama (Ondrej Vetchy) is a top pilot in the Czech… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 28, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 28, 2002
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's better than Pearl Harbor, Dark Blue World still spends too much time on a trite love triangle.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's a fitting requiem for heroes forgotten.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rendered with such exquisite, if pained, craftsmanship.

Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

A complex story with a number of twists, it possesses a fatalism uncommon in American films.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Looks like the Eastern European version of director Michael Bay's popcorn epic from last summer.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.

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Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic

The love triangle seems lifted out of "Pearl Harbor", and if there's a war movie from which you don't want to take inspiration, it's that one.

Globe and Mail

Dark Blue World almost feels like three scripts rolled into one.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Pearl Harbor without the product placements, without the Hollywood bombast, and certainly without the $100-million-plus budget.

Simon Wardell

Ondrej Vetchý is impressive as the stoic Franta.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Compelling and well crafted movie that tells the little-known true story of heroic pilots for whom WWII never really ended. Krystof Hádek is outstanding, I… More
Joseph Eastmond
Well unfortunately for the 2001 film "Pearl Harbor", I think I have found a film that beat it in being more engaging and more dramatic, despite a… More
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A Czech film about Czech fighter pilots flying for the R.A.F in world war two, the immediate build up and the aftermath. I found it very interesting to see this… More