Midnight Clear (2007)





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Not to be confused with Keith Gordon's 1992 WWII drama A Midnight Clear, the contemporary, spiritually themed ensemble drama Midnight Clear was directed by Dallas Jenkins, son of best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins (the Left Behind series). The film follows the dead-end lives of several down-and-outers in the American southwest during one lonely and desolate Christmas Eve. These include a laid-off and homeless working-class stiff (Stephen Baldwin), a minister accompanying teens on a caroling route, an elderly woman alienated from her loved ones, a service-station proprietor with a noticeable absence of customers, and a mother and son en route to visit the family's brain-damaged, hospitalized patriarch. Slowly, deliberately, these lives begin to intersect, and those who initially felt hopeless and desperate find grace and redemption from their encounters with one another -- topped off by an affirming and uplifting Christmas Eve church service.
PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements)
Art House & International , Comedy
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K Callan
as Eva
Faline England
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Critic Reviews for Midnight Clear

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

Talk about a real cinematic surprise. it's a movie, which is set at Christmas Eve, whose title is a Christmas song, and which culminates with a church service, but whose message isn't cynical.

January 30, 2008
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Like something for the Hallmark Channel.

November 9, 2007
Kansas City Star

Audience Reviews for Midnight Clear


A very touching film. A cynic would call it slow, but I thought it gentle. Not a lot happens, but what does is quite lovely.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

There are a lot of things about this movie that should ruin it. For one thing, Stephen Baldwin. For another, it's ridiculously preachy. Also, it's really pretty depressing. But somehow, it held my interest anyway, and while I really can't say I loved it, I was pretty engrossed throughout most of it. It's a solid film, just not one that's necessarily enjoyable.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

Film 20 is by far the best, Written by Jerry Jenkins who wrote the left behind series. its about 4 people with there troubled life's on Christmas Eve. This is a Special Good Family Movie. Stephen Baldwin played an excellent part. A 5 Star Movie.

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