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Irene Thirer
New York Daily News
February 17, 2015
It is, in fact, the masterpiece of war production.
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TIME Magazine
February 17, 2009
The audience gulped down the plot as conventional but reliable stuff, watched with waning interest while spinning, swerving, dodging planes grew into confused monotony against a background of unpicturesque ether.
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Sid Silverman
Variety
February 19, 2008
There not being so much of Clara Bow in the picture, or a straining for her to turn on that 'it' personality, she gives an all around corking performance.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 12, 2006
It won the first Academy Award for best picture back in 1927, establishing a tradition of silliness that hasn't been broken to this day, but there is some thrilling flying footage and impressively expensive spectacle.
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Paul Taylor
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Long touted as a classic by cinema historians, and justifying almost every adjectival extravagance.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
May 12, 2001
This feature gives one an unforgettable idea of the existence of these daring fighters.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 12, 1927
Admittedly, this movie has not aged as well as many of its contemporaries, but it's not hard to understand why it was accorded the Oscar (a term that, by the way, had not yet been coined).
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