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Midnight Run Reviews

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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.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Much as he might try, Brest can't masquerade this mainstream Hollywood studio picture as an offbeat little character piece.
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Brian Case
Time Out
February 9, 2006
That old formula, handcuffed captor and captive who become buddies on the run, gets an injection of new life from the playing of the cast.
Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 27, 2015
The interplay between the two leads is pure gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Whoever cast De Niro and Grodin must have had a sixth sense for the chemistry they would have; they work together so smoothly, and with such an evident sense of fun, that even their silences are intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
De Niro and Grodin are just brilliant together ... and there's action, too!
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
February 7, 2006
One of the best action-comedies ever made!
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
A terrific grown-up romp, delivered with the slightest edginess by director Martin Brest.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The two leads of Midnight Run are clever and funny men.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Cole Smithey
October 12, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 11, 1988
Miraculously, De Niro and Grodin turn this sow's ear into a plausible vehicle for a buddy movie, and thanks to both of them, this movie springs to life.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
April 14, 2003
De Niro and Grodin have a great comic chemistry.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
May 30, 2008
The result is one of the most entertaining, best executed, original road pictures ever.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 21, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
The chemistry is the thing in this buddy movie from the director of "Beverly Hills Cop."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 7, 2003
A road movie that transcends the genre with its wonderful offbeat and rounded characters.
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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