Flyboys (2006) Synopsis
Several Americans volunteer for the French military before the U.S. enters World War I.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's straightforward and ingratiating, and as pretty-boy history lessons go, it's a lot less obnoxious than "Pearl Harbor."
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
While the aerial dogfights are handsome and apparently historically accurate, right down to the tracer bullets that leave graceful,...
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63

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Part of what makes these kind of war movies such cinematic comfort food (aside from the moral certainty they strive to convey) is their...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A decidedly old-fashioned war film that reaches for epic sweep but is often bogged down in cliched drama and two-dimensional characters.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Besides some fine dogfight sequences, it often feels threadbare, just an exercise in recycling.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Flyboys is so schematic and contrived, you can anticipate exactly what scene is going to come next, and who will be the next to die in...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Just about everything in the video-gamey World War I picture Flyboys rings false, although the planes certainly are terrific.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Shot like a Disney period piece (prettily, with spiffy props, shiny vintage vehicles, and costumes just back from the cleaners), Flyboys...
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Entertainment Weekly

This is a lost opportunity on an epic scale. The actors are so styled and the dogfights so drippy with CG that, as a period piece, the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Flyboys doesn't succeed as a wartime adventure story or as a period romance. Even the special effects, set in a historical context, are too...
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A Must See!

By Steven Noel
Flyboys is a cinimatic experiance that shall be one to remember! From the realistic aerobatic sequences to the emotional bond between fellow airmen Flyboys is a cinematic experiance to remember....

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By movie_fanatic_1
Flyboys, in my opinion, was one of the best films based on true events. I enjoyed every minute. It has the action, the romance, and the great actors thta brought it all together. I was very impressed...

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A Good "Popcorn" Movie

By swearingen_ar
Just sit back, eat some popcorn and enjoy this movie!...

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Rated PG-13 | For war action violence and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ WWI pilots make like heroes in bland adventure.
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