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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Terrence Howard
Bryan Cranston
Nate Parker
David Oyelowo
Andre Royo
Jesse Williams
Directors
Anthony Hemingway
Screenwriters
John Ridley
Running Time
125 minutes

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Plot
In war-torn Italy, 1944, the all-black 332nd Fighter Group are denied the opportunity for combat flying and relegated to routine patrols. Yet, due to the perseverance of Colonel Bullard (Howard), they earn the chance to prove their worth.


Verdict
This has great action, an affable cast and an inspirational story. But given its subject, it could have been so much more.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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