Top critical review
Initial impression is very negative.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 May 2019
I was looking forward to viewing this film; I am ex-RAF and though I have not flown in the Lancaster I did fly in what was to be called the Lancaster MkII, the Lincoln. I was unable to watch this for more than the first 30 minutes, the character building part of the film. However, the characters and the story were so morose that I decided to watch another day. What disappointed me the most was the poor attention to detail, for instance; in the British forces one does not salute if one is not wearing one's hat. Additionally, two officers of the same rank, neither of whom was wearing a hat were saluting each other. In fact, I don't think I have ever seen a military based film with quite so much saluting. This simple mistake destroyed any sense of accuracy and the standard of acting was somewhat wooden. I honestly hope that the next time I try to view it I see something more laudable in it.
I am adding more details some months after surviving this awful mess of a film, an insult to those who flew on bombing missions during the war. I tries recently to watch it right through but was so bored and angry by this drivel that I stopped it again just after the point I had reached the first time. It now resides in the bin,