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The Midnight Sky (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Midnight Sky lacks the dramatic heft to match its narrative scale, but its flaws are often balanced by thoughtful themes and a poignant performance from director-star George Clooney.

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This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.


George Clooney
as Augustine
Kyle Chandler
as Mitchell
Demian Bichir
as Sanchez(as Damian Bichir)
Ethan Peck
as Younger Augustine
Tim Russ
as Mason Mosley
Miriam Shor
as Mitchell's Wife
Lilja Nótt Thórarinsdóttir
as Frantic Woman - Katherine(as Lilja Nótt)
Atli Oskar Fjalarsson
as Soldier(as Atli Óskar Fjalarsson)
Edan Hayhurst
as Mitchell Son 1
Jamie Schneider
as Mitchell Son 2
Samantha Bond
as Father in Plane
Sam Bond
as Father in Plane
Tia Bannon
as Jasmine
Kishore Bhatt
as Speech Guest
Jill Buchanan
as Benefactor
Grant Crookes
as Scientific Beneficiary
Sarah Guerin
as Benefactor
Jem Hawkes
as Auditorium Attendee
Natasha Jenssen
as Speech Guest
Bharat Mistri
as Speech Guest
Olivia Noyce
as Harriet
Nick Owenford
as Scientific Benefactor
Paul Riddell
as Philanthropist
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All Critics (246) | Top Critics (52)

The Midnight Sky shines with Clooney's deep and abiding belief in the human condition, in compassion, in ... "redemption" is the wrong word, too Catholic. Rather, in connection, even if it is brief, even if it is seemingly one-sided.

January 12, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The two-hour running time seems like two years as it drags on indefinitely.

January 5, 2021 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is an odd movie overall. The pacing is slow - in the space sequences I started wishing for Darth Vader to turn up - and the music, by dual Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat, is overbearing.

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

The Midnight Sky is a good example of a movie that sells itself short by trying to be one thing -- serious, heavy, emotional -- when, by all available indicators, it should be more of a thriller, or more ridiculous, or at the very least more fun.

December 28, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

A beyond-bleak post-apocalyptic thriller, the sci-fi film reaches a reasonably satisfying finish, but follows an uneven orbit in getting there.

December 28, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

George Clooney stars in this space parable that starts out well, then goes adrift. I felt like I'd seen it before, such is the familiarity of its plot points and its most ambitious action scenes

December 25, 2020 | Full Review…

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