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Midnight Run Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 30, 2008
The result is one of the most entertaining, best executed, original road pictures ever.
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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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. De Niro and Mr. Grodin are lunatic delights, which is somewhat more than can be said for the movie, whose mechanics keep getting in the way of the performances.
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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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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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Brest propels the drama forward with planes, trains and automobiles (helicopters, too), but also makes time for De Niro, Grodin, and an excellent supporting cast, to make the frenetic ride well worth the trip.
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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.