The thrilling true story of the Tuskegee Airmen buzzes to the big screen in this epic war adventure from executive producer George Lucas and first-time feature director Anthony Hemingway. In the fire and chaos of World War II, the U.S. military recruits a fearless group of African-American fighter pilots to help reclaim the skies over Europe. Discriminated against both as citizens and as soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen take flight in planes distinguished by distinctive red tails, and fight to defeat the tyranny of the Axis powers. As a result of their bravery, the pilots emerge as true heroes, and prove that all men are truly created equal. Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Bryan Cranston star.
"RED TAILS is entertaining....The scenes of aerial combat are skillfully done and exciting." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"During its scenes of aerial combat, RED TAILS offers swooping excitement from a pilot's eye view..." (USA Today)
"In the end, it's the flashy action and innate inspirational elements that make a measure of impact here..." (Hollywood Reporter)
"[E]ven the lesser-known performers here, like the British actor Oyelowo, have some astonishing moments of grace..." (Movieline)
"RED TAILS blends pyrotechnics and true-life underdog heroics in fictionalizing the story of the Tuskegee Airmen....It's a compelling story..." (Sight and Sound)
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] rip-roaring, flag-waving, barnstorming comic-book adventure....The frenetic dogfights are some of the best-looking aerial action scenes since Lucas' original Saturday-matinee redux." (Total Film)