Midnight Eagle (Middonaito ╬guru)
Midnight Eagle (Middonaito ╬guru) (2007)

When a nuclear-equipped, stealth-type American strategic bomber code-named Midnight Eagle bursts into flames during a routine training flight over the Northern Alps, an ex-war photographer-turned-nature-loving shutterbug attempts to prevent… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 23, 2008
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31%
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39%


Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A stupor-inducing, would-be thriller from Japan whose sporadic action and inept storytelling is as generic as its title.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

A personal and political melodrama with perfunctory gunplay and explosions.

David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

An unexpectedly personal thriller that thrives on complexity.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

There are many new Japanese movies that deserve a stateside release. Why this hapless mess beat them out is a question that deserves an answer. (I won't hold my breath waiting.)

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

It's frustrating that Midnight Eagle is more concerned with puffed-up nationalist pride than logic. How did five characters' paths all converge at the exact same minute anyway?

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Poorly structured, filled with coincidences and plot holes, and laced with scenes of more-than-usually cloying sentimentality, this is oh!-so-far from the best representative of current Japanese cinema or of Asian cinema in general.

David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Often gripping and ultimately poignant

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Russell Edwards
Variety

The film's brisk pacing can't hide the fuzzy logic of the tenuously structured, convoluted script.

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Bill Gibron
PopMatters

Like a series of subplot ships slowly meandering downstream to a final narrative focal point, Midnight Eagle has to be one of the most languid political thrillers ever conceived.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
This combination of an action adventure and thriller, known as <i>Midnight Eagle</i>, is a worthwhile watch, despite the fact it does have its share… More
alan jay
A solid drama with elements of suspense and tension thrown in. Despite its serious plot flaws (a downed US stealth bomber with a nuclear warhead would… More