The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
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that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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This television show follows the race to fly faster than the speed of sound. The British had a design for an airplane that they envisioned breaking the so-called sonic wall, but it was the Americans who first broke the barrier and it was years before any other country could figure out the secret that would allow them to fly that fast. During World War II, planes in combat that did high-speed dives encountered difficulty in controlling their planes as they got near the speed of sound. Around 1945, the U.S. was behind England in their research and even further behind Germany -- the Germans had built the V2 rocket that flew faster than sound, allowing it to hit targets before anyone could hear it coming. In the end, the secret to Chuck Yeager's historic flight is revealed. Comments by actual World War II pilots and test pilots add a sense of realism to the show.