A Midnight Clear - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Midnight Clear Reviews

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March 3, 2005
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December 4, 2013
"In combat, confusion is normal," an Army manual helpfully pointed out in World War II. That same confusion seems to have infected A Midnight Clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
There are whole segments in A Midnight Clear that have little or no use here and scream of padding, which is really too bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 4, 2013
It's so determined to be haunting that it gives up the ghost.
November 30, 2015
A Midnight Clear is a beautifully written, directed and acted movie, but it is so gut-wrenching, so taut, that it is more catharsis than entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2013
Despite such peculiarities, or perhaps because of them, A Midnight Clear has a quirky, haunting quality, delivering good performances all around, but especially from Sinise, Hawke and Frank Whaley.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2006
The performances are uniformly excellent as the film moves inexorably towards bloody confrontation and spiritual reckoning.
December 4, 2013
This film about a real incident that occurred near the end of World War II is involving, always focused and affectingly acted.
January 1, 2000
...It's a good film, and Gordon is uncanny in the way he suggests the eerie forest mysteries that permeate all of the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2013
A powerful tragedy full of surprises and visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
One of the best war movies you've (probably) never seen.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
December 4, 2013
A Midnight Clear doesn't do as much as it might with its characters. But as a parable of human folly and fragile hope, it has considerable impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The film is much more anxious to attain a literary style than to be an accurate portrayal of how war is fought, but it makes its point.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 6, 2010
It acknowledges war as a fact, but embraces pacifism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 4, 2012
This fable about the futility of the war benefits not only from fine performances but an intelligent and literate offscreen narration that enhances the movie's conceptual integrity.
July 18, 2005
An all-star cast makes it wholly worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2002
Delves into the strain of war on the human spirit and our dependency upon community in the face of senseless death.
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