Pearl Harbor Reviews

May 28, 2014
Pearl Harbor is a blockheaded, hollow-hearted industrial enterprise.
May 28, 2014
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.
May 28, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014
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.
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 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 27, 2014
The centerpiece is the attack. For 50 minutes, the filmmakers unleash nonstop eye candy.
July 22, 2008
The bombs explode brilliantly but the story is a bust in "Pearl Harbor."