Dark Blue World Synopsis
Two Czech pilots (Ondrej Vetchy, Krystof Hadek) compete for a married woman (Tara Fitzgerald).
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rendered with such exquisite, if pained,...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The film mixes unashamed kitsch, thrilling airfight scenes and dark historical drama. But what gives it a special charge is its portrait of...
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dark Blue World is "Pearl Harbor" without the product placements, without the Hollywood bombast, and certainly without the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A crackerjack combination of live action, special effects and recycled footage.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Has some terrific aerial sequences and exciting dogfights. But the clichés in the script by Zdenek Sverak (the director's father) keep the...
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Film Threat

It's hardly a foreign film; this is our common history, and it's a film well worth looking out for.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's the banal romantic triangle that inspired Sverak ("Kolya"), who obviously didn't see "Pearl Harbor" in time to stop himself.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
"Kolya" was as emotionally authentic and original as Dark Blue World is derivative and not compelling.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The aerial-dogfight scenes, which are beautiful and shot through with jittery panic, are notable for not being staged for videogame kicks.
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Rated R | For Sexuality and Nudity