The Blue Angels

critic Reviews

, 83% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Pulse-pounding when it takes to the skies and agreeably surface-level when it comes to concerns on the ground, The Blue Angels is a marvelous feat of aerial photography.
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    Todd GilchristVariety
    Less a celebration of the U.S. Navy’s Mavericks than its Top Guns, the film focuses on several pilots as they learn the difficult choreography and rigorous standards maintained by the squadron.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    When it’s up in the air, it does soar.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    The movie is an ad for The Blue Angels, the Navy, planes, the military generally, and an iconography-based sense of patriotism.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    This is one film that’s definitely worth catching on the big screen.
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    James Preston PooleBut Why Tho? A Geek Community
    Due to the inability to dig deeper here, it resembles a commercial that never ends ... The Blue Angels is great for footage of these masters of aerial maneuvering doing their thing and not much else.
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    M.N. MillerInSession Film
    Simply put, go for the breathtaking, spectacular, and adrenaline-pumping visuals and stay for the lessons The Blue Angels teaches cinephiles of all ages.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    It's almost as much fun as watching the Blue Angels perform.
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    Manuel BetancourtFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The moments of cinematography and [their choreography] are thrilling and exciting. When the documentary lands and tries to do their day-to-day, it loses me.
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    Stephen SilverThe SS Ben Hecht
    Is it transparent military propaganda, and a recruitment tool? Yes, it is. Is it also very exciting and great-looking? Also yes.
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    Mark MeszorosThe News-Herald (Willoughby, OH)
    Watching The Blue Angels in your living room, you can’t help but be envious of those making the effort to catch the documentary in IMAX.
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