Above and Beyond Reviews

March 12, 2015
"Above and Beyond" is a straightforward, rah-rah documentary that shines a light on a group of World War II pilots who were recruited to essentially create the Israeli air force during the Palestine War in 1948.
February 5, 2015
Though naggingly simplistic in its historical scope, the film offers a fascinating chronicle of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war through the eyes of a daring group of men.
January 31, 2015
The film veers toward oversimplified selectivity, too intent on its feel-good, back-patting agenda.
January 29, 2015
The film is best appreciated as a straightforward testimonial: old war buddies' hurrah against anti-Semitism.
January 28, 2015
Though somewhat marred by cheesy docudrama re-enactments, the film (produced by Steven Spielberg's sister Nancy) is nutty, dramatic, surprising and above all inspiring.
January 27, 2015
A fascinating little-known historical tale is stirringly recounted in Roberta Grossman's documentary about Jewish-American fighter pilots who volunteered to fight for Israel in its 1948 War of Independence.
January 26, 2015
It may channel the loose, adrenaline-fueled lives of pilots, but the film's inconsistent, often impassive study of this intriguing real-life adventure feels half-told.