Iain Gray Freelance Writer

Flyboys - Review

Based on the adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, a squadron of Americans who volunteered to fly for the French during the First World War before the United States entered the war, Flyboys tells the story of a group of young misfits as they find love, life and death in the air. 

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The computer-generated flying sequences of rickety bi- and tri-planes dogfighting frantically over France are the main reason to watch this and they don’t disappoint.

If you can ignore the blatant historical inaccuracies and are willing to fast-forward through some turgid romance sequences, Flyboys is an ideal way to spend the afternoon with your feet up and your brain idling.


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