Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle (1990)

Filmed in the patriotic spirit of pre-Vietnam-era war pictures, the fact-based Memphis Belle details the climactic mission of a B-17 bomber squadron during World War II. The ten-man crew is led by pilot Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine) and… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 7, 1990
DVD Release Date: May 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Unashamedly commercial. Its moral fabric is thinner than that of other David Puttnam productions.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

What Top Gun might have looked like if it were drawn with crayons.

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Widgett Walls

Badly written and poorly structured ensemble piece that provides little except the impressive feature debut of Harry Connick, Jr. as an actor.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Sensitive, gripping, oddly old-fashioned cinema.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Monte Merrick's script is an unspectacular, cliche-riddled voyage from start to finish, with everyone lugging their own tote-bags of facile character idiosyncrasies.

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Scott Weinberg

A handsome and fairly rousing air force flick with a solid ensemble cast.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

The direction by Michael Caton-Jones' is undistinguished here, but the material is not great.

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Excellent and harrowing account of the trials of a World War II bomber crew.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

Enjoyable entertainment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Memphis is a fairly underrated movie about the WWII bomber of the same name. Although relying on Clichés, there is still plenty to enjoy here, and the cast are… More
Alexander Wilson
Pilot film about airforce yanks in the world war 2
Randy Tippy
A Hollywood bastardization of the truth. The crew of the Belle would have been much better served by an independent film company, fewer 'stars' and… More
danny d
fantastic war flick
Candy Rose
Movie about WWII bombers. Good cast.
xGary Xx
The first section of the film is an unbelievably cheesy soap opera, as we get to know the cardboard cut-out characters before their bombing raid over hostile… More