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Dark Blue World Reviews

July 20, 2002
It's a fitting requiem for heroes forgotten.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2002
Looks like the Eastern European version of director Michael Bay's popcorn epic from last summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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April 12, 2002
Dark Blue World almost feels like three scripts rolled into one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2002
A bittersweet world, and it's frankly one to which we've been before, but seldom do we see it rendered with such exquisite, if pained, craftsmanship.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2002
Dark Blue World's warm story and beautiful photography almost hits the mark, and it has a great ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2002
Pearl Harbor without the product placements, without the Hollywood bombast, and certainly without the $100-million-plus budget.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2002
Sverak has a great feeling for the glories of airplanes, and the technical resources in the picture are astounding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2002
The movie's ambitions ... are not matched by the actual story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 31, 2002
Its heart-tugs are mostly effective.
January 25, 2002
An effective journey through a little-known World War II story.
January 25, 2002
Takes a place alongside countless films that have given lasting life to one of the endless, invaluable stories yielded by World War II.
January 25, 2002
Recycles some of the aerial combat footage shot for Battle of Britain (1969) and indeed some of the same old-fashioned war movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2002
Does the world really need another painstakingly old-fashioned World War II saga?
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 11, 2002
The memorable stars ... are the Spitfires and Messerschmitts in its aerial battles -- a crackerjack combination of live action, special effects and recycled footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2002
An evocative, richly plotted, edge-of-the-seat war epic.
December 28, 2001
An engrossing, elegantly detailed, intermittently sappy dramatization of the heroism of Czech bomber pilots and the ignominious fate that awaited many of them in the years following the war.
December 28, 2001
Its uncompromising bleakness and its Eastern European sense of life's cruel absurdities give it a sophistication quite a few cuts above mainstream fare.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 27, 2001
This could be called an art house version of Pearl Harbor, except that sounds vaguely nutritious, like fat- free yogurt or a historical episode of A&E's Biography. But Dark Blue World is all empty carbs, like malted milk balls.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2001
A Czech Pearl Harbor, minus the attack.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 25, 2001
Gawky and precious as the film can be, its context is nothing less than the 20th century.
October 31, 2001
Forgive Dark its timeworn cliches, and the film succeeds on a certain level as a saccharine-free slice of good old-fashioned, life-affirming escapism.