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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
Dennis Quaid
as William "Bull" Halsey
Woody Harrelson
as Chester W. Nimitz
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Critic Reviews for Midway

All Critics (169) | Top Critics (43)

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.

January 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...there's still a sizeable audience ready to experience, from the comfort of a cinema seat, a skilfully made approximation of what the Allies had to face in the horror that was World War II.

January 24, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Midway asks very little of its audience aside from mindless military worship and purposeless nostalgia.

November 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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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…

There wasn't any tension or suspense, and by the time things came to an end I was almost thankful the movie was over.

November 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

He's Mr. Bombastic, but he's not very fantastic...

November 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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