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      Midway

      PG Released Jun 18, 1976 2 hr. 12 min. War List
      41% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 71% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score In this dramatization of the Battle of Midway during World War II, U.S. Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz (Henry Fonda) leads an outnumbered unit in the Pacific to break Japanese encryption codes. They soon discover that Adm. Yamamoto (Toshirô Mifune) plans an ambush of the U.S. base on the island of Midway. Capt. Matt Garth (Charlton Heston) helps devise the Navy's strategy, while his pilot son, Tom (Edward Albert), falls in love with a Japanese-American woman who is headed for an internment camp. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 21 Buy Now

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      James W What's not to love about aircraft carrier battles? Plus, Charlton Heston! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/10/23 Full Review kevin o ...if you like war films you ll love this one. Forget the critics, this works from start to finish as you follow the real life ww2 battle that turned the tide against the Japanese. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Mike B The historical record aspect of the film is fantastic. The "human interest" aspects are a bit clunky and dated - but it's an old film. Definitely worth a watch if you've any interest in this period of history. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/25/23 Full Review Obi D Messy scripting, dry humour, unengaging story development and the random war footage in between scenes are simply jarring to watch. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/06/23 Full Review Liam D Despite some impressive effects and well chosen cast this is a generic War movie but it's not the worst Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review steve d It didn't do enough to flesh out its characters and played too much with history. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times War movies used to have dash and color and a certain corny sentimentality; Midway hardly even makes us care. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) A project in which it's planning is excellent, but in the big screen doesn't work. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 11, 2023 Full Review Steve Warren The Barb (Atlanta) It's typical screenwriting-by-computer stuff. May 6, 2023 Full Review Doug Molitor Los Angeles Free Press [Midway] builds up a lot of tension about that battle, but delivers nothing new. Oct 31, 2019 Full Review Antonio Lara El Pais (Spain) The script is confusing and messy, with attention exclusively paid to the strategic problems of both sides, and its development is crude, dry, and boring. [Full Review in Spanish] Jul 18, 2019 Full Review Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com There are few surprises here, yet the feature remains dependably engaging and charmingly acted, helping the production hurdle a few questionable artistic choices as it attempts to resurrect history over 30 years after the fact. Rated: B- Jun 29, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In this dramatization of the Battle of Midway during World War II, U.S. Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz (Henry Fonda) leads an outnumbered unit in the Pacific to break Japanese encryption codes. They soon discover that Adm. Yamamoto (Toshirô Mifune) plans an ambush of the U.S. base on the island of Midway. Capt. Matt Garth (Charlton Heston) helps devise the Navy's strategy, while his pilot son, Tom (Edward Albert), falls in love with a Japanese-American woman who is headed for an internment camp.
      Director
      Jack Smight
      Screenwriter
      Donald S. Sanford
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      The Mirisch Corporation [us], Universal Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 18, 1976, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
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