Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor (2001)



Critic Consensus: Pearl Harbor tries to be the Titanic of war movies, but it's just a tedious romance filled with laughably bad dialogue. The 40 minute action sequence is spectacular though.

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Set during the time of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, two childhood friends are caught up in the events that draw the United States into World War II. Together, they enlist in the US Air Force and soon enough they both become involved with the same woman.
PG-13 (for sustained intense war sequences, images of wounded, brief sensuality and some language)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Romance
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William Fichtner
as Danny's Father
Jesse James
as Young Rafe
Colm Feore
as Adm. Kimmel
Jeff Wadlow
as Next Guy in Line
Peter Firth
as Captain of the West Virginia
Alec Baldwin
as Doolittle
Kate Beckinsale
as Evelyn Johnson
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Dorie Miller
Dan Aykroyd
as Capt. Thurman
Jon Voight
as Pres. Roosevelt
Ben Affleck
as Rafe McCawley
Josh Hartnett
as Danny Walker
Jaime King
as Betty
Scott Wilson
as Gen. Marshall
Andrew Bryniarski
as Joe the Boxer
Nicholas Farrell
as RAF Squadron Leader
Tomas Arana
as Vice Admiral
Sung Kang
as Listener
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Minoru Genda
John Diehl
as Senior Doctor
Glenn Morshower
as Admiral Halsey
Kim Coates
as Jack Richards
Sara Rue
as Martha
Daniel Mays
as Pilot No. 3
Reiley McClendon
as Young Danny
Vic Chao
as Japanese Doctor
Beth Grant
as Motherly Secretary
as Adm. Yamamoto
Ben Easter
as Baja Sailor No. 1
Raphael Sbarge
as Kimmel's Aide
Josh Green
as Radar Private Ellis
Ted McGinley
as Army Corps Major
Graham Beckel
as Admiral
Bret Roberts
as Baja Sailor No. 7
James Saito
as Japanese Aide No. 1
Pat Healy
as News Reel Guy
Marty Belafsky
as Louie the Sailor
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Captain of the Hornet
Guy Torry
as Teeny Mayfield
Scott Wiper
as Ripley
Leland Orser
as Major Jackson
Thomas Wilson Brown
as Young Flier
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Navy Officer in Hospital
Viv Weatherall
as Pilot No. 1
Tom Everett
as Presidential Aide
Yuji Okumoto
as Japanese Shy Bomber
Greg Zola
as Anthony R. Fusco
Frederick Koehler
as Wounded Sailor #3
Ian Bohen
as Radar Private No. 2
Sean Faris
as Danny's Gunner
Tim Choate
as Navy Doctor
Brian Haley
as Training Captain
Sean Gunn
as Traction Sailor
Seth Sakai
as Japanese Tourist
Stan Cahill
as Pentagon Lieutenant
Chad Morgan
as Pearl Harbor Nurse
Patrice Martinez
as French Fisherman
David Kaufman
as Young Nervous Doctor
Michael Milhoan
as Army Commander
Madison Mason
as Admiral on the Hornet
Paul Francis
as Doolittle Co-Pilot
Rod Biermann
as Navigator
Nicholas Downs
as Terrified Sailor
David Hornsby
as Flyer with Murmer
Randy Oglesby
as Strategic Analyst
Precious Chong
as Nursing Supervisor
Howard Mungo
as George
Steve Rankin
as Rafe's Father
Ron Harper
as Minister
Ping Wu
as Japanese Officer
Jason Liggett
as Baja Sailor No. 5
Fred Koehler
as Wounded Sailor No. 3
Robert Jayne
as Sunburnt Sailor
Eiji Inoue
as Japanese Soldier
Angel Sing
as Japanese Aide No. 2
Toru Tanaka
as Samoan Bouncer
Will Gill Jr.
as Train Conductor
L.L. Ginter
as Captain Low
Rufus Dorsey
as Dorie's Friend
Curtis Anderson
as 18-Year-Old Tourist
Blaine Pate
as Orderly in Aftermath
Rob McCabe
as Rescue Sailor
Michael Gradilone
as Screaming Sailor
Matt Casper
as Wounded Sailor No. 2
Abe Sylvia
as Baja Sailor No. 4
Cory Tucker
as Baja Sailor No. 2
Peter James Smith
as Mission Listener
Garret T. Sato
as Japanese Soldier
Noriaki Kamata
as Japanese Soldier
Andrew Bailey
as Hornet Radio Op
Joshua Ackerman
as Wounded Sailor No. 1
John Fujioko
as Nishikura
Kevin Wensing
as XO U.S.S. West Virginia
Marco Gould
as Pop-Up Sailor
Brett Pedigo
as Next Guy in Line No. 2
Mark Noon
as Medic
Tak Kubpta
as Japanese Aide No. 3
John Padget
as Hospital Chaplain
Mark Panasuk
as Baja Sailor No. 6
John Howry
as Lieutenant in Boat
Rodney Bursiel
as Sailor with Dog
Brandon Lozano
as Baby Danny
Seiki Moriguchi
as Agaki Communication Officer
Brian D. Falk
as Helmsman No. 1
Estevan Gonzalo
as Bombing Sailor
Christopher Stroop
as Helmsman No. 2
Benjamon Farry
as Pilot No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Pearl Harbor

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (49)

Pearl Harbor is a blockheaded, hollow-hearted industrial enterprise.

Full Review… | May 28, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The best way to see the movie is as I did: expecting nothing and being pleasantly surprised, and strangely moved, by Mr. Bay's audacity in filming his lovers in end-of-the-world close-ups, however briefly.

Full Review… | May 28, 2014
New York Observer
Top Critic

The effect of watching a Michael Bay film is indistinguishable from having a large, pointy lump of rock drop on your head. His new picture, Pearl Harbor, maintains the mood.

Full Review… | May 28, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Pearl Harbor is a bomb, make no mistake. But the movie is such a noisy, persistent bomb that it is guaranteed to draw a crowd.

Full Review… | May 27, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

For all the 118 actors listed, the movie offers almost no sense of authentic humanity. The faces the filmmakers plaster on their characters are as flat and stereotyped as those on war-recruitment posters.

Full Review… | May 27, 2014
Associated Press
Top Critic

Leave it to Bay and Bruckheimer to reduce one of America's biggest military tragedies into a three-hour avalanche of Kodak moments, and one of America's defining crises into a facile exercise in fake uplift.

Full Review… | May 27, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pearl Harbor


Just fast forward to the Pearl Harbor scene, because the action is pretty good. The rest of the film is a throwaway soap opera with terribly cheesy dialogue.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer


Well i dont know why its so liked, i for once agree with the critics as this was just a boring terrrible movie, the attack on Pearl Harbour itself was atleast enjoying purely for the explosions, but its storyline seems very pointless and probably the most bizzare and unconvincing story.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Just two words: Unconvincing acting

Eliza Norton
Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

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