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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    John SerbaDecider
    Just because a movie is thoroughly watchable doesn't mean it's particularly good.
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    I can see that he really wanted to pull off a good old-fashioned World War II movie that feels earnest and straight to the point. It's just that Emmerich is never known as a credible storyteller.
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    Mark HughesForbes
    Emmerich's greatest work to date... is a spectacular combination of true historical story, eye-popping visual effects and massively scaled action sequences, and gripping human drama.
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    Frank J. AvellaEdge Media Network
    This incarnation does have Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans trying their best to transcend the cliché trappings of Wes Tooke's lousy screenplay.
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