Midway

critic Reviews

, 41% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Midway revisits a well-known story with modern special effects and a more balanced point of view, but its screenplay isn't quite ready for battle.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    Why did Emmerich want to remake this battle, 77 years after the fact, if he did not have enough money?... We didn't need a new one, unless he had something new to say or a new way to say it. To both questions, the answer is no.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    ...there's still a sizeable audience ready to experience, from the comfort of a cinema seat, a skilfully made approximation of what the Allies had to face in the horror that was World War II.
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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    Midway asks very little of its audience aside from mindless military worship and purposeless nostalgia.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    The digitized combat looks like something traced and transplanted from another war, one that took place in a galaxy far, far away.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    There wasn't any tension or suspense, and by the time things came to an end I was almost thankful the movie was over.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    He's Mr. Bombastic, but he's not very fantastic...
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    Despite so many characters - including a wealth of Japanese officers - there's no emotional connection to any of the cookie-cutter personas.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    It's the reverence and respect that's paid to these warriors that is a surprise, marking a new sense of maturity to Emmerich's work.
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    Harris DangThe AU Review
    It is a real shame that Midway does not succeed as it certainly promises a lot with its talented cast and its well-worn story. Instead, the film just crashes and burns; failing to meet its lofty goals halfway.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    It might make a worthy Veterans Day watch if you bring your veteran grandparent or war-buff parent. You'll remember the experience with your loved ones more than the actual movie.
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