Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "The story of the Tuskegee program that took place during World War II is an inspirational one. During a time of segregation and war, several African American men stood up for what they believed in. Not because they wanted to show off their personal talents or make a name for themselves, but because it was the brave and right thing to do. They helped change the way America looked at African Americans, not just as soldiers but as people. George Lucas made it his personal mission to fund a movie telling the tale and the result of all of his hard work and campaigning is Red Tails, a film that hangs on the important message of equality, but doesn’t really enhance the already bold story."