Midway

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  • 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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    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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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It has the tone, mostly, of kids' TV. Or a poor, very poor, supplementary video for a history GCSE.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's hard to imagine, if you've already seen a film like Pearl Harbor, why you would need to see Midway.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Midway is a choppy bore, its main source of intrigue centred around whatever New Jersey-ese accent British actor Ed Skrein is attempting as dive bomber Richard Best.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Midway" is a rollicking war film. HIstory buffs need not apply.
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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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    Prahlad SrihariFirstpost
    World War II turns into, as Scorsese would have called it, a 'theme-park ride' in Midway.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    An over-long, dated, old-fashioned war drama, with an overkill of digital effects and tedium.
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