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The Blue Max

action & adventure


During World War II, a young German aviator competes with his flight squadron for the coveted Blue Max flying award, and ends up falling in love with the unhappy wife of his commanding officer.

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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- Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This classic film portrays Peppard as a German foot soldier who finds his way into the German airforce where he interacts with upper class officers. He is determined to prove he is as good as any of them, no, better than them, by earning the coveted medal, The Blue Max.

- holyoaka, Saturday, September 11, 2010

4 stars

This classic film portrays Peppard as a German foot soldier who finds his way into the German airforce where he interacts with upper class officers. He is determined to prove he is as good as any of them, no, better than them, by earning the coveted medal, The Blue Max.

- holyoaka, Saturday, September 11, 2010

3 stars

One of the strongest obscure Hollywood classics out there. Unique in the fact the storyline is told from the point of view of the Germans during WWI. Interesting in that George Peppard plays his lead role brilliantly. Almost too good a movie for it's time, worth a viewing if you're a history buff or just like old-school filmmaking.

- MovieGuruDude72, Sunday, June 6, 2010