The Red Baron

The Red Baron

Streaming Video - 2010
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Europe, 1916: Baron Manfred von Richthofen is a crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces, a legend in his own time, a hero at home, and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. Von Richthofen and his fellow officers see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike challenges. But when he falls in love with Kate, she opens his eyes to the fact that there is more to war than dogfights and he becomes aware of his role in the propaganda machine and senseless war.
Audience: Rated PG
Publisher: [United States] : Monterey : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781569943960
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 106 min.)) : sd., col

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RescueDog
Oct 20, 2017

I enjoyed the soundtrack. That was definitely the best part of the movie. I found it almost impossible to follow. If I didn't know as much about WWI as I do, it would have been impossible to follow. It did succeed in making the Baron a person rather than somebody we know about mostly from the Peanuts cartoons.

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tlortiz3
Aug 07, 2015

Looked like videogame w/looks like toy airplanes.

markborrower Apr 22, 2014

This is a really rotten production, like a disjointed series of poorly executed vignettes by a historically and technically challenged amateur who doesn't know how to tell a good story. The acting is terrible. For a superior movie in the same genre, check out ACES HIGH starring Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer and Simon Ward.

aaa5756 Nov 19, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 28, 2012

Fairly entertaining. There could have been more dogfights in the movie.

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OverCookedCookies
Apr 30, 2012

Epic movie!!! I love the dogfight scenes

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jimg2000
Oct 03, 2011

Uninspiring account on the Red Baron's triumphs during WWI, unfortunately scenes were like props in front of a blue screen in those aerial fights ...

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10010789-red_baron/

However, the rest of the story was engaging about the horrific casualty of war and the love journey between Baron and a beautiful nurse.

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CalicoJack
Jul 14, 2010

Matthias Schweighöfer creates a wonderfully young, dashing, desirable version of a romantic figure, set against an effectively understated backdrop of the grim realities of war. Much of Schweighöfer's best acting is wordless. Wonderful period planes, technology, & dogfight sequences created in CGI.

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aaa5756 Nov 19, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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