Midnight Run - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Midnight Run Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 17, 2016
An extremely satisfying action-comedy, one that STILL hasn't fully received its due.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 27, 2015
The interplay between the two leads is pure gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
Who said movies always have to be original? This one is redeemed by execution and brilliant talent: De Niro, Grodin, director Martin Brest, composer Danny Elfman, most of the cast and technicians.

TV Guide
July 30, 2013
A thoroughly engaging action film, Midnight Run boasts a superb cast that transforms its rather mundane story line into something memorable, funny, and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Total Film
July 30, 2013
Wonder why De Niro doesn't do comedy this good any more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
July 30, 2013
A performance like De Niro's, in a well-made entertainment like Midnight Run, is cheap at any price. And capable of restoring the audience's faith in the form.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 30, 2013
Midnight Run is an inside-out, upside-down buddy film and comedic cross- country caper. It also is the entertaining excuse for Robert De Niro, the Method actor of his generation, to cut loose and play things light for a change.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
July 30, 2013
As with all the best road movies -- and this is one of the best -- the picture really moves, as a simple air trip from New York to LA turns into a saga of trains and automobiles, car crashes, and skirmishes with the FBI and [other] interested parties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 2013
De Niro is nervily hilarious and Grodin nervelessly exceptional in Midnight Run, a formula buddy movie exalted to insta-classic status by their performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
July 30, 2013
De Niro is probably the most intense and idiosyncratic actor of his generation; Midnight Run may be the most conventional movie I've ever seen.
Peter Travers
People Magazine
July 30, 2013
Brace yourself for a movie joyride that sends you home reeling from thrills, laughter and the pleasure of honest sentiment.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 30, 2013
Grodin and De Niro are different kinds of actors, but they share a knack for detail and a gift for understatement that keeps their scenes together crackling.

Film4
July 30, 2013
A cut above your average buddy flick.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 30, 2013
The pleasures of Midnight Run come mainly from its acting.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
Midnight Run touches on one of the great mysteries of the movies: How is it that the tritest material can come to life when touched by the right director and the right actors?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
Funny, unpredictable and refreshingly adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 28, 2009
De Niro e Grodin, com seus estilos radicalmente diferentes de interpretação, funcionam surpreendentemente bem juntos, elevando a história formulaica e transformando-a em algo interessante e divertido.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2009
The entire cast is superb, each with a good ear for comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 30, 2008
The result is one of the most entertaining, best executed, original road pictures ever.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 24, 2008
Good chemistry, action, and story make this a plus.
| Original Score: 4/5
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