Reviews

Jun 29, 2022
Haven't felt such unease over an end-of-our-world depiction since Melancholia (2011) by Lars von Trier. That said, The Midnight Sky suffers from an overaccumulation of narrative threads.
Jun 5, 2022
Despite intriguing concepts concerning stranded humans battling the elements to survive in an empty world, none of these explorations are given enough nuance to make them feel innovative.
Feb 28, 2022
The Midnight Sky takes a long time to do very little, squandering its Netflix millions on something that doesnt know if its a blockbuster or an arthouse film, and ends up with the worst qualities of both.
Feb 17, 2022
Competently made and boasting a terrific cast, The Midnight Sky is watchable but instantly leaves the mind.
Sep 13, 2021
Contemplative? Soul-searching? Or just indulgent and dull?
Jun 17, 2021
As a director, Clooney is able to summon moments of overpowering wonder...
Jun 5, 2021
The whole thing is bland as white bread, which [could be] an assessment that might ultimately be the connective through line across Clooney's underwhelming directorial oeuvre.
Mar 29, 2021
However, underneath all the shiny visuals and lip service to concepts that other modern sci-fi epics have handled with more finesse, this flick is remarkably shallow in its execution.
Mar 23, 2021
Risible as it all is, Clooney is begging to be taken seriously.
Mar 9, 2021
George Clooney's "The Midnight Sky," like "Monuments Men" before it - chokes on a combination concept and a casting slam dunk.
Mar 9, 2021
As the movie's focal point, Clooney is as soulful and grizzled as he's ever been. As a filmmaker, he certainly gifts himself the feature's best moments.
Feb 17, 2021
Aside from Clooney looking like Lee Marvin, there's nothing interesting or all that memorable about his portrayal of a man full of regrets.
Feb 14, 2021
The thoughtful, if sorrowful, post-apocalyptic drama - an adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight - pulls you in and keeps you invested in its parallel stories set on earth and in space.
Feb 1, 2021
The Midnight Sky doesn't have the execution to match its shoot-for-the-stars ambition. A frustrating and lethargic missed opportunity.
Jan 29, 2021
Clooney uses silence to speak loudly about the film's most timely and important theme, the need for connection. It's the lesson of the film and, these days, in real life.
Jan 29, 2021
The Midnight Sky is a pot of science fiction stew. It's a concoction of The Martian, Gravity, Ad Astra, and Passengers all mixed together, and because it reminds us of all of those other movies, it winds up tasting slightly unoriginal.
Jan 28, 2021
The ending will almost certainly be divisive, but if you're willing to suspend disbelief a smidge and go along with it, you're sure to feel the full weight of its emotional wallop.
Jan 27, 2021
The Midnight Sky is a consortium of parts that don't equal a whole. ... something for everyone, yet perhaps not enough for one person.
Jan 27, 2021
Clooney has a nice feel for how to direct this type of film. The scenes in the Arctic are particularly effective, although the space-set scenes are hit-and-miss.
Jan 26, 2021
Despite some impressive visuals and a compelling lead performance, The Midnight Sky stretches credulity and fails to make much of an emotional impact.