Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Flyboys doesn't succeed as a wartime adventure story or as a period romance. Even the special effects, set in a historical context, are too ho-hum to save this over-long and tedious film.
  2. 38
    The computer-generated flying effects are the only reason to see the movie, but at some point somebody left the computer on too long, so it went ahead and spat out the script.
  3. 33
    Forget any hope of raffish adventure if you think of seeing Flyboys.
  4. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    25
    The creators of Flyboys know no image too clich├ęd, no narrative convention too exhausted and no psychological motivation too pat that it can't do service.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 8 out of 25
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    8
    Heavily underrated movie. Good story with an interesting topic: WW1 flight aces are a rare film topic to find. I especially liked theHeavily underrated movie. Good story with an interesting topic: WW1 flight aces are a rare film topic to find. I especially liked the dogfights which were pretty intense. Worth watching! Full Review »
  2. TonyB.
    Aug 31, 2008
    8
    This is among the more underrated films I've seen in a long time. It was a pleasant surprise that deserved far more critical and This is among the more underrated films I've seen in a long time. It was a pleasant surprise that deserved far more critical and commercial success than it got. Well written, directed, acted, photographed, edited and scored, "Flyboys" was both exciting and quite moving as well. Full Review »
  3. GrantC.
    Jul 29, 2008
    10
    If you were a flight simulator ace, this is an excellent film. It truly picks out what it's like to go to war as a fighter pilot back in If you were a flight simulator ace, this is an excellent film. It truly picks out what it's like to go to war as a fighter pilot back in the early 1900's. Great Overall! Full Review »