Midway

critic Reviews

, 42% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Midway revisits a well-known story with modern special effects and a more balanced point of view, but its screenplay isn't quite ready for battle.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    Why did Emmerich want to remake this battle, 77 years after the fact, if he did not have enough money?... We didn't need a new one, unless he had something new to say or a new way to say it. To both questions, the answer is no.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    ...there's still a sizeable audience ready to experience, from the comfort of a cinema seat, a skilfully made approximation of what the Allies had to face in the horror that was World War II.
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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    Midway asks very little of its audience aside from mindless military worship and purposeless nostalgia.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    The digitized combat looks like something traced and transplanted from another war, one that took place in a galaxy far, far away.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    There wasn't any tension or suspense, and by the time things came to an end I was almost thankful the movie was over.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    He's Mr. Bombastic, but he's not very fantastic...
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    I really appreciate the handling of Pearl Harbor.
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    Aine O'ConnorSunday Independent (Ireland)
    It's not a gritty war film, it's a big battle movie and as such is fine.
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    Luis BondA Simple Vista
    Evaluating all its edges, Midway has a positive balance. It walks with ease between two antipodes that seem antagonistic: war and spectacle. Emmerich manages to recreate a critical moment in the history of United States [Full review in Spanish]
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    Rhys Bowen JonesJumpCut Online
    Midway's biggest sins are how it both failed to translate this to the screen effectively, and in so doing, leaving us longing for Michael Bay.
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