A Midnight Clear
A Midnight Clear (1992)

This anti-war drama is set in the Adriennes Forest in December of 1944. A group of American GIs become convinced that a nearby graveyard is haunted due to noises created by group of mischievous German soldiers. However, an impulsive hostile… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautifully filmed and wonderfully acted, A Midnight Clear is a holiday war film in search of a wider audience.

Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

A Midnight Clear doesn't do as much as it might with its characters. But as a parable of human folly and fragile hope, it has considerable impact.

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

A Midnight Clear -- not quite a great war movie but certainly a sensitive, bright and supremely moral one -- shows how courage itself can be a kind of insanity.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

This film about a real incident that occurred near the end of World War II is involving, always focused and affectingly acted.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

[Gordon] clearly relishes the story's many ironies, and he's often successful at sharing his enjoyment of them with us.

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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune

Despite such peculiarities, or perhaps because of them, A Midnight Clear has a quirky, haunting quality, delivering good performances all around, but especially from Sinise, Hawke and Frank Whaley.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

A powerful tragedy full of surprises and visual style.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

It's so determined to be haunting that it gives up the ghost.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This fable about the futility of the war benefits not only from fine performances but an intelligent and literate offscreen narration that enhances the movie's conceptual integrity.

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Philip Kemp
Total Film

Keith Gordon's adap of William Wharton's novel is low on action, long on mood and psychological complexity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Dann Michalski
A provocative and introspective World War II drama, A Midnight Clear explores the complexities of war. While on a recon mission in the Ardennes forest in the… More
Anthony Valletta
Captivating little war film. With a great cast.