The Red Baron (Der rote Baron)
The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) (2008)

Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces -- a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. The provocative red paint job of his Fokker aircraft earns him… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 31, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't lack ambition, and it boasts undeniably thrilling source material, but The Red Baron is brought down by its overly sentimental script and a number of historical inaccuracies.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

If the film is intelligent and thoughtful, it is unfortunately lacking in energy and passion; it is more a somber, highly familiar reflection on warfare and its toll than an action movie.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

His plane may be red, but the dialogue is purple.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

One can see how its overtly soapy, lowest-common-denominator antics would play comfortably in various climes.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Drama about World War I flying aces never gets off the ground.

Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

The propaganda films produced by both sides in the '30s and '40s might've been objectionable for many reasons but at least they had the good sense to show real planes in action.

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

A stodgy but good-looking war film, with many stirring scenes of aerial combat.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Unfortunately Muellerschoen's movie emphasizes empty grandeur over human drama.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

So while the earthbound sequences may drag, when 'The Red Baron' takes to the skies, it soars.

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Luke Y. Thompson

Alas, this BARON is barren, more dead than red.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Great German movie. Historical biographies are some of my favorite kinds of movies, and this is a really well done one.
Mike S
Before I saw this, I didn't really know much about the man behind the legend of the Red Baron, except that he was an exceptionally skilled pilot and one of… More
Film Crazy
Well its an alright movie, gives me goosebumps! Its a sweet enough movie thats entertaining to a point! It is slow and boring in places and it does strain to… More
Dann Michalski
Inspired by a true story, the World War I thriller The Red Baron looks at the duality of honorable warfare. The story follows Baron Manfred von Richthofen,… More
jay nixon
Impressive aerial filming and some good actors but dull, dull, dull.
Walter M.
Whereas in most polite society it is considered the right thing to do to attend a rival colleague's funeral, during World War I, it is strictly frowned… More