The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

Based on a true story, The Tuskegee Airmen chronicles the experiences of the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Using Hannibal Lee (Laurence Fishburne) as a focal point, the movie follows the airmen from their… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 1995
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The script's familiar, since air combat isn't a new genre by a long shot, but the additional mission of the men proving themselves gives telepic its extra dimension.

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TV Guide

A superbly crafted production featuring outstanding aerial sequences.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

True story of African-Americans in WWII has mature themes.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Too self-important, too cliched, and too dismissive of the talent at its disposal.

Douglas Pratt

The script has a weak structure and the characters are fairly superficial, but the film is still moving as all get out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
A good film that could have benefited from a larger budget.
Andrew Fillmore
Boring. Laurence Fishburne is so terribly wrong for the part.
Chris Browning
Based on a true story, "The Tuskegee Airmen" tells the story of a group of African American pilots and their challenges in becoming airmen for the… More
Lesley N
Ackackack go the enemy fighters, swoonswoonswoon go the soundtrack violins... Well, you could do worse than watch Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr , Andre… More