A Midnight Clear
A Midnight Clear (1992)

Based on a novel by William Wharton, A Midnight Clear is set in the Adriennes Forest in December of 1944. A group of American GIs, all of whom have been together a bit too long, cling to the vestiges of their peacetime interests to remain… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 24, 1992
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The sentiments aren`t fresh, but the skill of the writing and a superior ensemble American cast makes the drama memorable.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

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

Joe Pollack
Tulsa World

A Midnight Clear is a beautifully written, directed and acted movie, but it is so gut-wrenching, so taut, that it is more catharsis than entertainment.

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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.

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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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.