What could have been (and still, admittedly, largely is) a ‘rah-rah’ commercial for the US Navy’s elite show squadron, this surprisingly moving, all-access documentary goes behind closed doors and inside the cockpits for a captivating glimpse at how those incredible flight demonstrations come together. Going in, you may not be convinced there’s a need for a full-length film about the Blue Angels, but there’s more than enough here to pull you in and keep you on board for one heck of a show.

3.5/5 stars