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Midnight Run Reviews

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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Who said movies always have to be original? This one is redeemed by execution and brilliant talent: De Niro, Grodin, director Martin Brest, composer Danny Elfman, most of the cast and technicians.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 30, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A thoroughly engaging action film, Midnight Run boasts a superb cast that transforms its rather mundane story line into something memorable, funny, and moving.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013

Total Film

Wonder why De Niro doesn't do comedy this good any more.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2013
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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A performance like De Niro's, in a well-made entertainment like Midnight Run, is cheap at any price. And capable of restoring the audience's faith in the form.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 30, 2013
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Midnight Run is an inside-out, upside-down buddy film and comedic cross- country caper. It also is the entertaining excuse for Robert De Niro, the Method actor of his generation, to cut loose and play things light for a change.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 30, 2013
Adrian Turner
Radio Times

As with all the best road movies -- and this is one of the best -- the picture really moves, as a simple air trip from New York to LA turns into a saga of trains and automobiles, car crashes, and skirmishes with the FBI and [other] interested parties.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 30, 2013
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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De Niro is nervily hilarious and Grodin nervelessly exceptional in Midnight Run, a formula buddy movie exalted to insta-classic status by their performances.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

July 30, 2013
Peter Travers
People Magazine

Brace yourself for a movie joyride that sends you home reeling from thrills, laughter and the pleasure of honest sentiment.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

July 30, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Grodin and De Niro are different kinds of actors, but they share a knack for detail and a gift for understatement that keeps their scenes together crackling.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

July 30, 2013

Film4

A cut above your average buddy flick.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 30, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

The pleasures of Midnight Run come mainly from its acting.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

July 30, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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Midnight Run touches on one of the great mysteries of the movies: How is it that the tritest material can come to life when touched by the right director and the right actors?

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Funny, unpredictable and refreshingly adult.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2013
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

De Niro e Grodin, com seus estilos radicalmente diferentes de interpretação, funcionam surpreendentemente bem juntos, elevando a história formulaica e transformando-a em algo interessante e divertido.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The entire cast is superb, each with a good ear for comedy.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

February 13, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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The result is one of the most entertaining, best executed, original road pictures ever.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 30, 2008
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

| Original Score: 5/5

February 29, 2008
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Good chemistry, action, and story make this a plus.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2008
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

While other films may have won awards that year, Midnight Run is really the best film of 1988.

| Original Score: 9/10

March 4, 2006
Brian Case
Time Out
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That old formula, handcuffed captor and captive who become buddies on the run, gets an injection of new life from the playing of the cast.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
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