Midway (2019)

Midway (2019)

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Midway (2019)

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich directs Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson and Luke Evans in this war drama based on the Battle of Midway, which was a clash between the American and Japanese navies that helped turn the tide of World War II.

2019Rating: M, War themes, violence and coarse language138 minsUSA, China
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWar
88%
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Midway (2019)

When I saw that Roland 'The Master of Disaster Films' Emmerich was in charge of Midway (2019) I was bracing myself for a fresh serving of over the top CGI and fluff. I have to say that after seeing the film I was pleasantly surprised with what has been delivered by the Roland. We get the historical background of the leadup events to the main event. The...

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Ambiguity is not its goal, nor is nihilism its motivating philosophy. It aims to celebrate heroism, sacrifice, determination and grit, and if you don't like that it really does not care.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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It is rousing and respectful in its best moments and faintly ridiculous in others.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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In a post Saving Private Ryan-Dunkirk landscape, it feels astonishing anyone is still making war movies like this.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Even a moviegoer who (like this one) is theoretically willing to see yesteryear's war-film genre reanimated with 21st-century production values will find little to love in Midway, which, despite a big budget and talented cast, is oddly unmoving.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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A big, long, loud, boring history lesson, it's a movie that opens a distance between yesterday's fights and today's.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

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The film's drama is B-movie basic. But the destructive colliding metal-on-metal inferno of what war is what makes "Midway" a picture worth seeing.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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Steel battleships and raining fire are Midway's primary colours; the movie flaunts its hugeness at every turn. You'll never mistake it for the real thing, but Emmerich's eye for historical detail is scary.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Ambiguity is not its goal, nor is nihilism its motivating philosophy. It aims to celebrate heroism, sacrifice, determination and grit, and if you don't like that it really does not care.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is rousing and respectful in its best moments and faintly ridiculous in others.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In a post Saving Private Ryan-Dunkirk landscape, it feels astonishing anyone is still making war movies like this.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even a moviegoer who (like this one) is theoretically willing to see yesteryear's war-film genre reanimated with 21st-century production values will find little to love in Midway, which, despite a big budget and talented cast, is oddly unmoving.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A big, long, loud, boring history lesson, it's a movie that opens a distance between yesterday's fights and today's.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film's drama is B-movie basic. But the destructive colliding metal-on-metal inferno of what war is what makes "Midway" a picture worth seeing.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Steel battleships and raining fire are Midway's primary colours; the movie flaunts its hugeness at every turn. You'll never mistake it for the real thing, but Emmerich's eye for historical detail is scary.

3.0
0

Midway (2019)

When I saw that Roland 'The Master of Disaster Films' Emmerich was in charge of Midway (2019) I was bracing myself for a fresh serving of over the top CGI and fluff. I have to say that after seeing the film I was pleasantly surprised with what has been delivered by the Roland. We get the historical background of the leadup events to the main event. The...

3.0
0