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Midway

Midway

Score: 7.98 / 10

Release Date: February 18, 2020
Director: Roland Emmerich
Producer: Harald Kloser
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson
Genre: Action/Adventure
Running Time: 138 minutes

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Midway movie reviews

  • 8

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:27:14 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A fun movie overall. Informative and interesting, especially the Japanese perspective which is usually omitted. The Japanese also had real characters that were not portrayed as just villains, but officers doing their duty. Not a simple “good guys vs. bad guys” type plot. The script is not great, some really cliche and corny dialogue. But otherwise it was enjoyable and historically accurate. Pretty long, some of the battle scenes could have been cut down.

  • 9

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 9:09:31 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Just an excellent movie.

  • 10

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:37:24 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Definitely worth to watch!!!

  • 5

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 4:06:21 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Better than Independence Day.

  • 8

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:35:51 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    This movie is considerably better than the 'Pearl Harbor' we were served in 2001. It is historically accurate even though too much time is spent on the events preceding the Japanese attack on Midway and too little is spent on the point of view of the Japanese. The acting is decent at best and the CGI is exaggerating some aspects naval aerial warfare, namely the visibility of anti-aircraft firepower.

  • 7

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:56:05 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Midway is a film that is very much eye candy. The dialogue is often a bit silly to explain to the audience what is going on as it assumes the audience does not know the history of the Pacific War or much about the Battle of Midway. What is most disappointing is how little of the Battle of Midway is actually in the film. What we get instead is a a 7 month romp in 2 hours and 18 minutes of the Pacific war by relieving Pearl Harbor, the raid on the Marshall Islands, Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo and a romance story and a story of young officers and enlisted men trying to find their strength and skill in war. What we don't get is the map and discussion of Midway or truly a glimpse of the Japanese mind at work in their plans to seize Midway. Though one get plenty of good action and a roller coaster experience of being with the American dive bombers in the 3 most critical moments at Midway, one is cut to the quick how quickly it is all over and the credits are rolling realizing how little of the film was actually given to the battle of Midway. This would be a bit like going to see the 1993 film Gettysburg to find the first hour and a half of the film covers 1861 to 1863 and the last 40 minutes covers the battle of Gettysburg itself. Perhaps the take away is that Midway is not a better success because the slowness of an audience who the director must have felt he had to lead by the hand. 4 stars out of 5 recommend to see it despite it's flaws.

  • 9

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:25:36 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Just seeing this movie will keep America great! Director Emmerich brings the same flair for spectacle he brought to Independence Day: Resurgence, but it's the performances -- the character moments -- that defines the picture's greatness. Dunkirk may have had Harry Styles, but Midway has Joe Jonas, the next big action star.

  • 10

    Midway

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:21:11 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Excellent movie. I was dodging planes and was on the edge of my seat through the movie.

  • 10

    Midway

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:14:40 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    This movie is amazing. Learned a lot more when what was taught to me in school since we only learned about Pearl Harbour.

  • 9

    Midway

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:55:22 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Loved the movie BUT did not care for all CGI.