robert markowitz's the tuskegee airmen is a formulaic, feel-good movie of the african american aviators of the 332nd fighter group removing all doubts with their talented skills in aviation.
hannibal lee (lawrence fishburne) and billy "the train" roberts (cuba gooding jr.) are two aspiring fighter pilots in the first all-african american training program. these two, among their squad members, have to fight prejudice and overcome serious obstacles to become the first african american fighter pilots.
the film isn't perfect by any means. you get what you expect, the story of the tuskegee airmen that you've heard of. this movie doesn't expand beyond that premise. the acting is fine, but a serious problem is the score. the patriotic, over-the-top music selections really take away from the movie, and are played in the strangest moments. the tuskegee airmen is overall an okay watch, not taking any risks and staying true to an outline of the original story.