Pearl Harbor - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pearl Harbor Reviews

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May 27, 2014
This is so bad, it's good. This is a real disaster.
December 20, 2012
There's a certain symbolic symmetry here. The Navy and Walt Disney have teamed up on the production, and both view history as something to be managed and exploited.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2001
An unremarkable action movie; Pearl Harbor supplies the subject, but not the inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 24, 2001
Better to wait until it's available on video and you have the option of using a fast-forward button.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 27, 2014
There's no dismissing the film, if only because it offers another long, loud example of how Hollywood remains the hagiographic spinmeister of American war history.
May 25, 2001
Affleck, Hartnett, and Beckinsdale look gorgeous and do their best to give some depth to the cardboard characters, but they cannot overcome a soapy plot and dialogue that is often wooden and sometimes wildly anachronistic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2014
Pearl Harbor is a blockheaded, hollow-hearted industrial enterprise.
December 21, 2001
Ultimately, what can be said about the film is that it is a disappointment ... It also confirms what most industry people suspected: Michael Bay is no James Cameron.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 25, 2001
A missed opportunity.
October 10, 2001
Boring, unpleasant and ghoulish. Surely the people who died at Pearl Harbor deserve better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
May 22, 2001
Pearl Harbor has a bland love story, no conflict, a well-known outcome, and no star chemistry.
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October 24, 2001
After ninety minutes of one-note foreshadowing and Beautiful People acting carefree and idealistic, you're actively rooting for the Japs to bomb the snot out of them.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
July 22, 2008
The bombs explode brilliantly but the story is a bust in "Pearl Harbor."
May 24, 2001
A bloated, waterlogged catastrophe that looks and feels phony in every detail, from the mossy clichés of Randall Wallace's script to the gleaming computerized perfection of its curiously bloodless battle scenes.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1/5
January 2, 2016
A tepid, wannabe-Titanic love story, under the stewardship of a man whose career has ranged from the emotional depth of an 11-year-old boy all the way up to a 13-year-old boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
August 18, 2007
May be the closest thing to a good movie Michael Bay will ever direct; unfortunately, it's still not very close to a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 19, 2009
"Pearl Harbor" zips through clichés like a chainsaw ripping through a stack of Cliff's Notes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 12, 2002
Where Titanic is a slow and continual build to impending doom, Pearl is a flighty jaunt through a poorly written love triangle briefly interrupted by the battle.
May 27, 2014
Three hours and three minutes of guff and goo about the nobility of killing and/or being killed for arbitrary reasons.
May 26, 2006
It's bad all right -- I was wincing at the overwritten dialogue within the first five minutes.
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