Red Betsy
Red Betsy (2003)

Wisconsin, 1941. A group of townspeople gather on a farm field, eagerly observing amateur pilot Dale Rounds as he readies his airplane for its inaugural flight. Dale built the plane with the help of his father, Emmet, from spare automotive… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 19, 2003
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

A picture that's lovely to look at but lacking in dramatic impact.

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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune

The movie is so general, so afraid to get specific with feelings and complicated characters, that of course I can relate -- just as I can almost always relate to my daily horoscope.

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reminds us to treasure the not-so-distant past like it was a family heirloom.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Provides a bountiful harvest of emotions.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I can't recall a movie since The Straight Story that does as fine a job of capturing a Midwestern sensibility as Red Betsy.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is not the country postcard of Hollywood fantasies, but just a working farm in a district where there are few enough people that every personality seems back lighted.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

It worms its way into our good graces with gentle insight and an understated approach.

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