September 22, 1990 -- ``Memphis Belle'' is another movie full of clichés and no surprises, but it is a solid genre war movie with very high production values. The photography is first-rate and so are the special effects.
Some of the aerial combat sequences in this movie are among the best I've ever seen. In one spectacular scene a German plane crashes into an American bomber and breaks it in half. The story is very simple. One plane, one crew, one more mission before they go home. Will they make it? Like Quigley the musical score is too overpowering. There's not much character development in the movie, but you do get to know the members of the crew a little bit by the end of the movie.
Despite the cliches and the lack of surprises, the story is compelling enough to keep you interested until the end and is certainly worth a look for its great aerial combat sequences. On a scale of one to 10, this film is a seven.
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