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The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) Reviews

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March 24, 2010
One can see how its overtly soapy, lowest-common-denominator antics would play comfortably in various climes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2010
A stodgy but good-looking war film, with many stirring scenes of aerial combat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2010
Alas, this BARON is barren, more dead than red.
March 18, 2010
If the film is intelligent and thoughtful, it is unfortunately lacking in energy and passion; it is more a somber, highly familiar reflection on warfare and its toll than an action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2010
Drama about World War I flying aces never gets off the ground.
March 18, 2010
Unfortunately Muellerschoen's movie emphasizes empty grandeur over human drama.
March 18, 2010
Red Baron leaves Manfred von Richthofen a lifeless cliché of Aryan grandeur, stuck inside of a film that tries too hard to dazzle without fully exploring the possibilities of the legend.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 12, 2010
Embraces embellishment and outright falsehood in search of soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2010
His plane may be red, but the dialogue is purple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2010
The propaganda films produced by both sides in the '30s and '40s might've been objectionable for many reasons but at least they had the good sense to show real planes in action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 4, 2010
An ambitious young man in his flying machine
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2009
Nikolai Müllerschön's film about the German flying ace has nothing like the sort of flair it needs to get away with its sentimental departures from the historical facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2009
Moderately expensive, immoderately dull.
September 4, 2009
This is an ambitious attempt to tell the story of World War I's most notorious fighter pilot. But while the events are truly momentous, with thrillingly rendered aerial combat, the film is let down by lacklustre writing and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 4, 2009
So while the earthbound sequences may drag, when 'The Red Baron' takes to the skies, it soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2009
A pretty successful European co-production strengthened by a charismatic title performance from Matthias Schweighöfer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2009
The Red Baron is like Le Grande Illusion remade by a German porn director. Never in the field of human film-making was so much money wasted on so little.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 4, 2009
A very low-flying, sentimentalised account of the life of legendary first world war German air ace, Manfred Von Richthofen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 4, 2009
It's a stirring story - German-made but with English dialogue - well told, vividly illustrating a strange era when old-style Prussian nobility became the cavalry of the skies.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2009
Looks terrific when up in the air amidst the dogfights, but falls flat back on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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