Above and Beyond (MOD)

Col. Paul Tibbetts was the man who piloted the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in WWII.


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Above and Beyond (MOD)
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Great story (4)
  • Emotionally engaging (3)
  • Engaging characters (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • At home (4)
  • Adult viewers (3)
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    • Movie buff (3)

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4.0

a must see

By m

from VA

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Good quality
  • Great Story

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • At Home

Comments about Above and Beyond (MOD):

Much better quality DVD than expected considering the age of the film.

 
4.0

Excellent Robert Taylor Film

By TEJETB

from Rushville, IN

About Me Movie Buff

Pros

  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Great Story

Cons

  • Limited Appeal

Best Uses

  • Adult Viewers
  • At Home

Comments about Above and Beyond (MOD):

HIstorical drama - younger crowd may not appreciate it. More story - less visual effects than some movie gowers like today.

 
4.0

Don't Judge a Movie by its Title

By Bob

from Montana, USA

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Pros

  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Story

Cons

  • No cons

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  • Adult Viewers
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Comments about Above and Beyond (MOD):

First saw parts of the movie on TCM. Had to buy the movie once I found out the title. Very entertaining - Don't know, however, how accurate the story is, but it is definitely an interesting story.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

High Quality

By Lisel the palidin

from West Valley, UT

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Pros

  • Emotionally Engaging
  • Engaging Characters
  • Great Story

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about Above and Beyond (MOD):

    Historically engaging, used real locations and footage. Actors' portrayal of characters was true to the historical individuals. Actual photos of Enola Gay crew and real footage of the first atomic bomb blast.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    A Bomb backstory

    By Buff

    from Honolulu, HI

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    Pros

    • Historical drama

    Cons

    • Limited Appeal

    Best Uses

    • World war 2 buffs

    Comments about Above and Beyond (MOD):

    I collect war movies and historical dramas. I have an old VHS copy of the movie and was looking for a replacement. Above and Beyond is the story of Paul Tibbets, who led the Silverplate B-29 project, which dropped the A Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The backstory of his relationship with his wife may be a 50's style story about a wife who doesn't understand her husband's work and the husband's inability and frustration in not being able to share what he is feeling because of the secrecy of the project. Two later films, "A Gathering of Eagles" ,and "Strategic Air Command" deal with similar subjects, along a similar line. The film is not spectacular but there are only a handful which deal with the subject, most notably "Hiroshima", a film about Truman, the bomb, the moral issues behind dropping the bombs, and Japan's surrender; and "Fat man, Little Boy" with Paul Newman which deals with General Groves and producing/developing the bombs. This is the only one to cover Tibbets and his wife, which I have seen. The story line could have been better, but it is constrained by the times. A remake would have made Robert Taylor's character less general like and more human, more flawed. Tibbets avoided all the attention after the war and his later story would have been as intersting as the wartime one, since he left the wife depicted in the movie, and later remarried. Three stars, recommended for the war/history buff.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    enola gay - a real story

    By Classic MGM collector

    from australia

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • High Production Value
    • Informative

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        Comments about Above and Beyond (MOD):

        Grand war story about the enola gay bombing mission, with Robert Taylor & Eleanor Parker at their prime. Beaut 4:3 transfer, at last on dvd

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