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Movie Review - 'The Red Baron'

The Red Baron

Starring Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, and Til Schweiger

Directed by Nikolai Müllerschön

Rated PG-13

Even though there are some pretty good scenes depicting aerial battles, there's not much else to recommend The Red Baron, a melodramatic bio-pic of one of the legendary Manfred von Richtofen. The Wwi German ace piled up 80 confirmed combat victories and was one of the most successful fighter pilots who ever lived, and certainly the most legendary.

He deserves a better film than the one he's received here, but you could keep most of the same pieces in place to accomplish that. The Red Baron just isn't quite as good as it could be.

Much of the legend surrounding The Red Baron, who has fought Snoopy and launched a frozen pizza line in American popular culture, comes from his untimely death in battle at the hands of a less experienced fighter. Somewhat remarkably,

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