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Midway (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

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Cast

Ed Skrein
as Dick Best
Patrick Wilson
as Edwin Layton
Luke Evans
as Wade McClusky
Aaron Eckhart
as Jimmy Doolittle
Nick Jonas
as Bruno Gaido
Etsushi Toyokawa
as Isoroku Yamamoto
Tadanobu Asano
as Tamon Yamaguchi
Luke Kleintank
as Clarence Dickinson
Jun Kunimura
as Chuichi Nagumo
Darren Criss
as Eugene Lindsey
Keean Johnson
as James Murray
Alexander Ludwig
as Roy Pearce
Mandy Moore
as Ann Best
Dennis Quaid
as William "Bull" Halsey
Woody Harrelson
as Chester W. Nimitz
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The digitized combat looks like something traced and transplanted from another war, one that took place in a galaxy far, far away.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It has the tone, mostly, of kids' TV. Or a poor, very poor, supplementary video for a history GCSE.

November 11, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine, if you've already seen a film like Pearl Harbor, why you would need to see Midway.

November 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Midway" is a rollicking war film. HIstory buffs need not apply.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"Midway" tells a story that's vividly and viscerally rendered, with all the entertainment value of a big, old-fashioned war movie, cutting back and forth between the home front and front line.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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