Pearl Harbour

Pearl Harbour

Pearl Harbour

Ben Affleck and Kate Beckinsale share a romance against the backdrop of the Pearl Harbour bombing in this big-budget Michael Bay blockbuster.

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley (Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett) is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson (Beckinsale). But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the centre of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Winner of Best Sound Editing, 2002 Academy Awards
2001Rating: M, Medium level violence183 minsUSA
ActionDramaRomanceWarHistoricalBlockbuster

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Pearl Harbour / Reviews

Vulture

Vulture

The woe and horror of the event is steamrolled by a surplus of special and digitised effects.

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Variety

Variety

The bombs explode brilliantly but the story is a bust in "Pearl Harbour."

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Nearly every line of the script drops from the actors' mouths with the leaden clank of exposition, timed with bad sitcom beats.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

From its opening calendar-art sunrise to the There You'll Be love theme that Faith Hill sings over the final credits, Pearl Harbour is deep-down phony.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

An unremarkable action movie; Pearl Harbour supplies the subject, but not the inspiration.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and the entire cast and crew have given us a Pearl Harbour to remember.

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