Midway (1976)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 18, 1976
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

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.

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Dan Fazio

Charlton Heston at his restrained yet forceful best.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

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.

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Brian Mckay

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.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Rather dull, although certainly elaborate enough

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

If the movie drags a bit in the dramatics department, that's probably because the filmmakers were shooting for 'accuracy' over 'emotion'.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Blow by blow recital of the facts of the famous WWII Pacific sea battle delivered by faces you know and love makes for a cozy history lesson. The nutty love… More
Cameron Johnson
"Woah, we're midway there, woah, livin' on a prayer"! Yeah, sorry about that anachronism which is so great that the song is somehow not even… More
Randy Tippy
I can't help but think that a certain amount of entertainment value was sacrificed for the sake of historical accuracy.
Barry Lappin
Good war film
Red Lats
Like Flixster says, "Midway feels more like a history lesson than a drama". Still, it is history I am only vaguely aware of, so that is fine, but the… More
Timothy O'Brien
Not completely accurate, but a great war, or should I say, anti-war film