Midway
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An expensive war epic, Midway emulates The Longest Day and Tora! Tora! Tora! in attempting to re-create a famous World War II battle from both the American and Japanese viewpoints. The 1942 battle of Midway was the turning point of the War in the Pacific; the Japanese invasion fleet was destroyed, and America's string of humiliating defeats was finally broken. Though the battle itself was sufficiently dramatic to fill two films, Midway also has plotline involving the mixed-race relationship between Ensign Garth (Edward Albert), son of Navy Captain Matt Garth (Charlton Heston), and Haruko… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

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"There are few surprises here, yet the feature remains dependably engaging and charmingly acted, helping the production hurdle a few questionable artistic choices as it attempts to resurrect history over 30 years after the fact."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"Charlton Heston at his restrained yet forceful best."
‑ Dan Fazio, Citysearch
"To make an uninvolving movie out of one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War may seem a dubious challenge, but there's no denying Universal their full credit in meeting it."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"has the decency to devote the majority of the film to the actual events, and not get bogged down in a fictitious, smarmy love affair."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"Rather dull, although certainly elaborate enough"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"If the movie drags a bit in the dramatics department, that's probably because the filmmakers were shooting for 'accuracy' over 'emotion'."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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