The Midnight Sky Reviews

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December 18, 2020
Slyly, and by misdirection that cleverly conceals its true intent until the poignant end, it reveals itself to be a story of regret over a lost opportunity for connection.
December 18, 2020
Again, it's not a bad film. And Clooney's hollowed-out performance - truly, he seems exhausted by life and disgusted by humanity, with a notable exception - is effective.
December 17, 2020
There are also long inert drags in which we might as well be watching Clooney's enormous beard growing, in real time.
December 16, 2020
Heartfelt and beautifully acted.
December 13, 2020
Moving and deeply melancholy post-apocalyptic sci-fi...
December 12, 2020
It's visually stunning and ambitious, but narratively lacking... It lacks dramatic heft, but I appreciated the contemplative performance by George Clooney.
December 12, 2020
It lives or dies by how much you're invested in the characters and their arcs, but the characters are somewhat uneven. [Everyone] seems to get one personality trait.
December 11, 2020
All the actors excel at helping director-star Clooney turn this apocalyptic thriller into something more thoughtful than sci-fi flashy, especially a redemptive note of hope that speaks with heartfelt relevance to these pandemic times.
December 11, 2020
Clooney's been saved by the belly.
December 10, 2020
Mr. Clooney and his colleagues have crafted an elegant screen version of a novel by Lily Brooks-Dalton with a resonant performance at its center -- his own.
December 10, 2020
Visually it works... The Iceland scenes are so chilling that you emerge fearing frostbite. It's the human factor that fails to persuade.
December 10, 2020
Those themes are boiled down to a lot of meaningful looks on the part of the characters and ruminative extended sequences where nothing much seems to be happening.
December 10, 2020
The film minimizes the tragedy of the human race's near-complete annihilation by positioning it as the backdrop for the world's most grandiose deadbeat-dad redemption arc.
December 10, 2020
This is easily Clooney's finest hour behind the camera since "Good Night, and Good Luck" 15 years ago. And it's one of his finest performances.
December 10, 2020
It's a film that will satisfy every kind of fan - sci-fi, intimate drama, romantic and fantasy.
December 9, 2020
A summing-up for a planet in trouble
December 9, 2020
You can go to space without kiddie issues. Can't you?
December 9, 2020
The story may have links with today's reality, but it never feels real.
December 9, 2020
In the end, The Midnight Sky doesn't match Clooney's past directorial highs.
December 9, 2020
It looks good. It sounds great. It's as hollow as can be.
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