Though a national hero to the Germans for his efforts in World War I, Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighöfer) grappled with his disgust for the war and his responsibility to his men.
" 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. "
" So while the earthbound sequences may drag, when 'The Red Baron' takes to the skies, it soars. "
" Drama about World War I flying aces never gets off the ground. "
" His plane may be red, but the dialogue is purple. "
" 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. "
" Unfortunately Muellerschoen's movie emphasizes empty grandeur over human drama. "
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