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Pearl Harbor (2001)



Critic Consensus: Pearl Harbor tries to be the Titanic of war movies, but it's just a tedious romance filled with laughably bad dialogue. The 40 minute action sequence is spectacular though.

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Set during the time of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, two childhood friends are caught up in the events that draw the United States into World War II. Together, they enlist in the US Air Force and soon enough they both become involved with the same woman.

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Ben Affleck
as Rafe McCawley
Josh Hartnett
as Danny Walker
Kate Beckinsale
as Evelyn Johnson
Jon Voight
as Pres. Roosevelt
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Dorie Miller
Greg Zola
as Anthony R. Fusco
Alec Baldwin
as Doolittle
as Adm. Yamamoto
Colm Feore
as Adm. Kimmel
Dan Aykroyd
as Capt. Thurman
Scott Wilson
as Gen. Marshall
Frederick Koehler
as Wounded Sailor #3
John Fujioko
as Nishikura
Reiley McClendon
as Young Danny
Jesse James
as Young Rafe
William Fichtner
as Danny's Father
Steve Rankin
as Rafe's Father
Brian Haley
as Training Captain
David Hornsby
as Flyer with Murmer
Randy Oglesby
as Strategic Analyst
Ping Wu
as Japanese Officer
Stan Cahill
as Pentagon Lieutenant
Kevin Wensing
as XO U.S.S. West Virginia
Tom Everett
as Presidential Aide
Tomas Arana
as Vice Admiral
Beth Grant
as Motherly Secretary
Sara Rue
as Martha
Sung Kang
as Listener
Raphael Sbarge
as Kimmel's Aide
Marty Belafsky
as Louie the Sailor
Yuji Okumoto
as Japanese Shy Bomber
Josh Green
as Radar Private Ellis
Ian Bohen
as Radar Private No. 2
Michael Milhoan
as Army Commander
Peter Firth
as Captain of the West Virginia
Marco Gould
as Pop-Up Sailor
Andrew Bryniarski
as Joe the Boxer
Nicholas Downs
as Terrified Sailor
Tim Choate
as Navy Doctor
John Diehl
as Senior Doctor
Ron Harper
as Minister
Ted McGinley
as Army Corps Major
Madison Mason
as Admiral on the Hornet
Kim Coates
as Jack Richards
Andrew Bailey
as Hornet Radio Op
Glenn Morshower
as Admiral Halsey
Paul Francis
as Doolittle Co-Pilot
Rod Biermann
as Navigator
Noriaki Kamata
as Japanese Soldier
Garret T. Sato
as Japanese Soldier
Eiji Inoue
as Japanese Soldier
Precious Chong
as Nursing Supervisor
Will Gill Jr.
as Train Conductor
Seth Sakai
as Japanese Tourist
Curtis Anderson
as 18-Year-Old Tourist
Blaine Pate
as Orderly in Aftermath
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Navy Officer in Hospital
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Captain of the Hornet
Jeff Wadlow
as Next Guy in Line
Brett Pedigo
as Next Guy in Line No. 2
Toru Tanaka
as Samoan Bouncer
Sean Gunn
as Traction Sailor
Joshua Ackerman
as Wounded Sailor No. 1
Matt Casper
as Wounded Sailor No. 2
David Kaufman
as Young Nervous Doctor
L.L. Ginter
as Captain Low
Guy Torry
as Teeny Mayfield
Leland Orser
as Major Jackson
Peter James Smith
as Mission Listener
Mark Noon
as Medic
Pat Healy
as News Reel Guy
Chad Morgan
as Pearl Harbor Nurse
James Saito
as Japanese Aide No. 1
Angel Sing
as Japanese Aide No. 2
Tak Kubpta
as Japanese Aide No. 3
Robert Jayne
as Sunburnt Sailor
Vic Chao
as Japanese Doctor
Michael Gradilone
as Screaming Sailor
Fred Koehler
as Wounded Sailor No. 3
John Padget
as Hospital Chaplain
Ben Easter
as Baja Sailor No. 1
Cory Tucker
as Baja Sailor No. 2
Abe Sylvia
as Baja Sailor No. 4
Jason Liggett
as Baja Sailor No. 5
Mark Panasuk
as Baja Sailor No. 6
Bret Roberts
as Baja Sailor No. 7
John Howry
as Lieutenant in Boat
Rufus Dorsey
as Dorie's Friend
Patrice Martinez
as French Fisherman
Rodney Bursiel
as Sailor with Dog
Rob McCabe
as Rescue Sailor
Brandon Lozano
as Baby Danny
Seiki Moriguchi
as Agaki Communication Officer
Brian D. Falk
as Helmsman No. 1
Estevan Gonzalo
as Bombing Sailor
Christopher Stroop
as Helmsman No. 2
Sean Faris
as Danny's Gunner
Nicholas Farrell
as RAF Squadron Leader
Viv Weatherall
as Pilot No. 1
Benjamon Farry
as Pilot No. 2
Daniel Mays
as Pilot No. 3
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Critic Reviews for Pearl Harbor

All Critics (194) | Top Critics (59)

Pearl Harbor is a blockheaded, hollow-hearted industrial enterprise.

May 28, 2014

The best way to see the movie is as I did: expecting nothing and being pleasantly surprised, and strangely moved, by Mr. Bay's audacity in filming his lovers in end-of-the-world close-ups, however briefly.

May 28, 2014 | Full Review…

The effect of watching a Michael Bay film is indistinguishable from having a large, pointy lump of rock drop on your head. His new picture, Pearl Harbor, maintains the mood.

May 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Pearl Harbor is a bomb, make no mistake. But the movie is such a noisy, persistent bomb that it is guaranteed to draw a crowd.

May 27, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

For all the 118 actors listed, the movie offers almost no sense of authentic humanity. The faces the filmmakers plaster on their characters are as flat and stereotyped as those on war-recruitment posters.

May 27, 2014

Leave it to Bay and Bruckheimer to reduce one of America's biggest military tragedies into a three-hour avalanche of Kodak moments, and one of America's defining crises into a facile exercise in fake uplift.

May 27, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Pearl Harbor


Just fast forward to the Pearl Harbor scene, because the action is pretty good. The rest of the film is a throwaway soap opera with terribly cheesy dialogue.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer


Well i dont know why its so liked, i for once agree with the critics as this was just a boring terrrible movie, the attack on Pearl Harbour itself was atleast enjoying purely for the explosions, but its storyline seems very pointless and probably the most bizzare and unconvincing story.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Just two words: Unconvincing acting

Eliza Norton
Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

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