Spitfire

Spitfire

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World War II documentary on the pilots and planes largely responsible for winning the Battle of Britain. Narrated by Charles Dance (Game of Thrones).

Documentary, War

99mins

Rating: PG Infrequent mild coarse language

UK

Guardian (UK)

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Stirring salute to the plane that ruled the skies.

Telegraph (UK)

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These are some of very last voices from a crucial moment in Britain's history.

Little White Lies

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An uncomfortably romantic ode to war.

The Times (UK)

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Yet David Fairhead and Ant Palmer's film never feels like pre-Brexit tub-thumping, and that's mainly due to the diversity and vitality of their interviewees.

The Independent (UK)

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It has its jingoistic moments (inevitably, we get to hear the Churchill speech, "Never was so much owed by so many to so few") but in its best moments it goes beyond simple-minded wartime nostalgia.

NZ Herald (Toby Woollaston)

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It's the kind of documentary that doesn't require an interest in the subject to make it worth your while. Certainly, the intoxicating imagery is both sad and thrilling, but it's the fascinating personal accounts that resonate most.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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A tale that's fascinating enough without those extra, actually enervating embellishments.