Squadron 303 (2018)

“When we finally start to combat, we’ll be fighting not only for Poland.” – Witold ‘Tolo’ Lokuciewski

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – During the Battle of Britain, a group of Polish pilots who escaped their homeland try to join in the fight with the help of the RAF.

My Take on it – This is a film that tries to tell a great and heroic story, yet fails due to the generic way that they portray these characters.

None of the Polish fighter pilots are developed on more than a superficial way and that drags the story down too far.

This is especially true since the story is meant to focus on these brave men, yet the viewer never gets to know or understand them much more.

Overall, this story is told in quite a messy way and that also hurts its cause throughout.

The dog-fighting scenes are effective in showing the dangers of their work, but despite a few nice aerial shots, we aren’t given enough to make this film feel more engaging and enjoyable.

They are effective in showing the ways that these pilots were treated by the British at the time until they found ways to begin to prove their worth and heroism during the Battle of Britain.

The squadron of Polish pilots is known for having the best record of all fighter squadrons in the Battle of Britain.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The British Army uniforms are not correct. Not only are the insignia incorrect, the tailoring is in the US Army style and the colour is also incorrect. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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