Midway

critic Reviews

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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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    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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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Director Roland Emmerich's 1996 smash Independence Day won an Oscar for its special effects, but, since then, the visuals in his films seem to be getting worse, not better.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Good historical recounting, and solid special effects highlight this movie. Where it fails is in giving audiences a personal story to latch onto.
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    Abigail CamarilloChilango.com
    The director of The Day After Tomorrow does not have much to offer. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    He's Mr. Bombastic, but he's not very fantastic...
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    Allen AdamsThe Maine Edge
    It's not that [Midway is bad, per se - it's just a bit heavy-handed, both in terms of the CGI battle scenes and the interpersonal relationships.
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    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    Midway doesn't do anything new with the genre, but it does provide what the target audience wants and I enjoyed what it had to offer.
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    Asher LubertoWillamette Week
    Wes Tooke's screenplay is dead in the water. When things aren't exploding, the characters need personality...
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    Tim AppeloAARP Movies for Grownups
    Still, history buffs will find much to like in this shamelessly corny, retro, relatively accurate, slam-bang war epic.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    The spectacle flies high, but the script sinks fast. Still, it's better than Pearl Harbor. [Full review in Spanish]
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