Midway Reviews

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February 18, 2020
This incarnation does have Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans trying their best to transcend the cliché trappings of Wes Tooke's lousy screenplay.
February 18, 2020
Midway is chock full of talented actors who make up an ensemble cast that is to be envied.
February 12, 2020
Effects heavy and drama-lite.
February 3, 2020
Midway is a bloated, confusing, cliché-laden World War II movie that isn't worthy of the actual events it is trying to recreate.
February 1, 2020
This is a film free from dramatic nuance and irony; it's about as subtle as the attack on Pearl Harbor. But (dialogue aside) it's a very good history lesson in movie form.
February 1, 2020
A weird mix of the historically accurate and the unforgivably fake.
February 1, 2020
Why remake Midway anyway? Surely we've seen all this before, and while the ads naturally claim that this is the "untold story" of these events, we've in fact been told about this, and told, and told, and told...
January 30, 2020
The ten torrid minutes spent recreating the Pearl Harbor assault early in the picture set a high bar for its subsequent battle scenes, and each rises to the occasion without overdoing it.
January 30, 2020
Emmerich's bombastic eye-candy may indeed be the perfect foil for Tooke's mechanical script-it's almost admirable how the duo have achieved peak-brain-dead-commercial-crap.
January 30, 2020
Those pining for the bitter-sweet taste of an old-style Hollywood war movie will get their fill with Midway, a sprawling old-school spectacle that captures the scale, strategies, heroism and blunders of one of the most important battles of World War II.
January 29, 2020
Why did Emmerich want to remake this battle, 77 years after the fact, if he did not have enough money?... We didn't need a new one, unless he had something new to say or a new way to say it. To both questions, the answer is no.
January 29, 2020
One of America's greatest intelligence failures and most important naval battles presented with all the nuance of a shoot-em-up video game.
January 29, 2020
[Roland] Emmerich's M.O. of style over substance is still very much adhered to here, despite the important story at its core.
January 27, 2020
The vividly choreographed aerial fight sequences, in particular, stand out. But judged alongside other contemporary war dramas, the film feels like an expensive throwback.
January 25, 2020
...there's still a sizeable audience ready to experience, from the comfort of a cinema seat, a skilfully made approximation of what the Allies had to face in the horror that was World War II.
January 10, 2020
Midway is at best an uneven, ambitious telling of the battle. The impressive ensemble cast is unable to overcome inane dialogue and almost a complete lack of character development.
December 23, 2019
There seems to be a repetitive nature to the film that really does ruin its best efforts. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 20, 2019
A remarkable exercise of war cinema. [Full review in Spanish]
December 12, 2019
Midway is a film to give a new generation an important lesson in history; one that feels alive and one that will connect you with the heroes from The Battle of Midway.
December 11, 2019
...the entertainment value crashes and burns before too long.
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