The Pacific: Miniseries (2010)

The Pacific

Critics Consensus

An honest, albeit horrifying, exploration of World War II, The Pacific is a visually stunning miniseries not for the faint of heart.



Critic Ratings: 44

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Mar 14, 2010
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Air date: May 2, 2010
Air date: May 9, 2010
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James Badge Dale
as Robert Leckie
Jon Seda
as John Basilone
Joseph Mazzello
as Eugene B. Sledge
Ashton Holmes
as Sid Phillips
Henry Nixon
as Hugh Corrigan
Josh Helman
as Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens
Rami Malek
as Merriell 'Snafu' Shelton
Martin McCann
as R.V. Burgin
Tom Budge
as Ronnie Gibson
Keith Nobbs
as Wilbur 'Runner' Conley
Jacob Pitts
as Bill 'Hoosier' Smith
Joshua Biton
as J.P. Morgan
William Sadler
as Lewis 'Chesty' Puller
Jon Bernthal
as Manuel Rodriguez
Leon Ford
as Edward 'Hillbilly' Jones
Scott Gibson
as Capt. Andrew Haldane
Dylan Young
as Jay De L'Eau
Annie Parisse
as Lena Riggi Basilone
Lelia Goldoni
as Dora Basilone
Mark Casamento
as George Basilone
Linda Cropper
as Mary Frank Sledge
Gary Sweet
as Sgt. Elmo 'Gunny' Haney
Dwight Braswell
as Steve Evanson
Noel Fisher
as Pvt. Hamm
Joseph R. Sicari
as Salvatore Basilone
Ashley Zukerman
as 2nd. Lt. Mac
Simon Bossell
as Corpsman Stern
Stephen Leeder
as Maj. Gen. Alexander Vandegrift
Paul Pantano
as Angelo Basilone
Betty Buckley
as Marion Leckie
Andrew Lees
as Pvt. Oswalt
Nathan Corddry
as Pvt. 'Loudmouth'
Nicholas Cooper
as Army Officer
Joshua Close
as Edward Sledge
Chris Haywood
as John Leckie
Matt Craven
as Dr. Grant
Ben Esler
as Charles Tatum
Freddie Joe Farnsworth
as 1st Lt. Thomas Stanley
Chris Foy
as Pvt. 'Kathy' Peck
Ian Meadows
as Cecil Evans
Craig Ball
as Cpl. Ruddiger
Brandon Keener
as Charles Dunworthy
Les Hill
as Ben Sohn
Sam North
as Replacement Marine
Zoe Carides
as Mama Karamanlis
Tiger Saito
as 8-year-old Okinawan Boy
Anna Torv
as Virginia Grey
Akos Armont
as Billie Joe Crumpton
Laurence Breuls
as 1st Lt. Larkin
Sean Bunch
as Scavenging Marine
Luigi Lucente
as Carlo Basilone
Frank Aldridge
as Troop Train Porter
Kaoru Sato
as Old Dying Woman
Tony Nikolakopoulos
as Baba Karamanlis
Kate Bell
as Mary Houston Phillips
Adam Booth
as Ralph Briggs
Alex Gowdie
as Red Cross Girl
Grant Cartwright
as Capt. Midnight
Geordie Taylor
as Army Lieutenant
Shingo Usami
as Defiant Japanese Prisoner
Reg Gorman
as Elderly Man on Trolley
Richard Healy
as Lodge Speaker
Eamon Farren
as John Powell
Yutaka Izumihara
as Japanese Soldier
Nathin Butler
as Young Private
Boni Yanagisawa
as Okinawan Mother
Adelaide Clemens
as Registrar Girl
Nathan Lovejoy
as Sgt. Crease
Nikolai Nikolaeff
as Rear Echelon Man
Rohan Nichol
as 2nd Lt. Lebec
Aaron Cottrell
as Lieutenant
John Brently Reynolds
as Cpl. Charles Womack
Bill Young
as Lt. Col. McMaster
Matthew Dale
as Sgt. John Marmet
Socratis Otto
as Father Keough
Matthew Green
as Brunette Marine
Sandy Winton
as Capt. Jameson
Sam Parsonson
as William LaPointe
Sam Hall
as Second Marine
Mitch Ryan
as Edward Garland
Cariba Heine
as Phyllis
Jay Pace
as Prep Chef
Mark Winter
as Relief Cook
Kristin Holland
as Hospital Guard
Ben Ridgwell
as Sous Chef
Kate Kendall
as Betty Leckie
Matt Young
as Army Captain
Toby Schmitz
as Capt. Burns Lee
Catherine McClements
as Catherine Leckie
Stephen Pease
as Betty's Husband
Christopher Stollery
as Catherine's Husband
Nick Tate
as Tom Smee
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Critic Reviews for The Pacific Miniseries

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (23)

It's one of the most powerful viewing experiences in the history of the medium.

May 25, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Bursting with epic sprawl and extravagance. But like any effective film of its kind, it also contains a brand of intimacy that will have you bonding with its characters and caring deeply about their fates.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's certainly big (at 10 parts and a cost approaching $200 million, it's HBO's most expensive gamble ever) and well crafted.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In short, be patient. If The Pacific sticks as closely to its ultimate source material - the Second World War - as Band of Brothers, eight more hours of rousing, heart-rending television are guaranteed.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

There's no denying the massive achievement that is "The Pacific,'' the new miniseries from Hollywood's history professors, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

Nov 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The experience of watching it is more visceral and relentless, but as rewarding in its own way.

Nov 22, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a handsome production, lush and lavish, and yet determinedly authentic in its attention to detail.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

While not without its flaws, The Pacific appears poised to take its place in that noble line of cautionary tales of soldiers called upon to hurl themselves into a breach that no sane human would desire to fill.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Total immersion in hell - that's the effect of this pulverizing miniseries.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

This is powerful, overwhelming, defiantly cinematic television.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

[Tom] Hanks doesn't appear in it, and [Steven] Spielberg didn't direct any of it, but make no mistake: Their attention to detail and demand for quality and authenticity runs through every frame.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

In addition to the great story telling, The Pacific is blessed with fantastic performances from a whole slew of talented actors.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Pacific: Miniseries

  • Mar 03, 2019
    In my opinion The Pacific is by the far best production ever depicting the pacific theater during WW2. Everything about the miniseries is superb. Itâ??s in all encompassing in that fact it doesnâ??t just show you what went on during the battles. It protrays the reaction of allied forgein countries to the American troops on leave (Austrailia). The mental issues created by devastating warfare and the long periods of boredom juxtaposed with instant terror. I personally think The Pacific is just as good as Band of Brothers (itâ??s companion piece in some ways and surpasses it in others.
  • Nov 30, 2018
    This mini-series was amazing! I love it an it is a little getter than
  • Oct 23, 2018
    Stunning. Shows the true horrors of war and what it can do to people!!! A must see for all!!!!
  • Aug 04, 2018
    GReat presPectice on the STRUGGLE, Sacrafise, and suFferage MeN like pfc Eugene Sledge veteran of Okinawa and peleliu. Pfc Robert Leckie veteran of Guadalcanal, New Britan, and peleliu. And my favorite Character merriell “Snafu” shelton a Cajun born to fight and to be a bad ass. A run off Band of Brothers and iF You like Band Of Brothers yOu will fAll in Love wiTh the pacific
  • Mar 30, 2018
    This is a great series! Great acting great story line and very powerful depiction of the war. Like band of brothers one of best mini series ever made.
  • Feb 12, 2018
    This is pretty good series that follows the stories of many marines of all ages and ranks. This was captivating because it shows the ills of war and what they can do to a solder. You get to watch the nightmare of WWII unravel over the pacific where it was the United States in foreign land. I would watch this again because this is also an awesome time piece.
  • Jan 30, 2018
    An often brilliant and often gruesome look at WWII For fans of Band of brothers this is a must. Very engrossing and very realistic.
  • Sep 25, 2017
    Bleak side of a war I was really excited to watch the series knowing this was a Companion piece to Band of Brothers (BOB) covering the Pacific Theater of Operations during WW-2, the series covers 1st Marine Division's battles on islands such as Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa. As a standalone series Pacific is excellent, but BOB being there a comparison had to be made and when done I felt Pacific a notch lower in almost every department. It's a different series than BOB in covering more on depressing side of the war than the heroic side. The series visualizes the war from the viewpoint of three individuals of 1st Marine from very different backgrounds, getting into their private life. Its show how normal citizens become a hero, some are heroes by action during battles, some by just surviving the war and not turning into a monster. A lot of time is spent away from fighting, an episode covers a year spent in Australia, one recovering from battle trauma, another on finding love & getting married. The series focuses more on individual emotions & bonds, frankly, the time spent away from the front is not entertaining as mostly it covers the gloomy side of war, the damaged soldiers & their condition. The sad part is the time spent on war also gets repetitive after a time with most of the islands being similar in nature, the jungles with its malaria, rains, heat & the unrelenting Japs. The action shown in the series is gorier then heroic, the series probably set out to portray wars as a grim thing and not grand stuff and is successful at it.
  • Sep 18, 2017
    "The Pacific" is not "Band of Brothers", not anything like it. However, "The Pacific" has its own unique way of storytelling which constantly draws your attention to the brutality of the Pacific campaign.
  • Jul 25, 2017
    Though it's not as compelling as Band of Brothers. The pacific is another masterpiece that must be seen.

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