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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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    Effects heavy and drama-lite.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    Midway is a bloated, confusing, cliché-laden World War II movie that isn't worthy of the actual events it is trying to recreate.
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    CJ JohnsonFilm Mafia
    This is a film free from dramatic nuance and irony; it's about as subtle as the attack on Pearl Harbor. But (dialogue aside) it's a very good history lesson in movie form.
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    Matt NealABC Radio (Australia)
    A weird mix of the historically accurate and the unforgivably fake.
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    David 'Mad Dog' BradleyAdelaide Review
    Why remake Midway anyway? Surely we've seen all this before, and while the ads naturally claim that this is the "untold story" of these events, we've in fact been told about this, and told, and told, and told...
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    The ten torrid minutes spent recreating the Pearl Harbor assault early in the picture set a high bar for its subsequent battle scenes, and each rises to the occasion without overdoing it.
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    Toby WoollastonNew Zealand Herald
    Emmerich's bombastic eye-candy may indeed be the perfect foil for Tooke's mechanical script-it's almost admirable how the duo have achieved peak-brain-dead-commercial-crap.
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    Those pining for the bitter-sweet taste of an old-style Hollywood war movie will get their fill with Midway, a sprawling old-school spectacle that captures the scale, strategies, heroism and blunders of one of the most important battles of World War II.
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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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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    One of America's greatest intelligence failures and most important naval battles presented with all the nuance of a shoot-em-up video game.
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