Midnight Special

Midnight Special

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Midnight Special

Michael Shannon (99 Homes) is a father on the run with his super-powered child in this sci-fi drama from the director of Mud. With religious extremists and local law enforcement hot on their tails, he has only a small window to discover the origins and meaning of his young son’s abilities. Co-stars Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Adam Driver (The Force Awakens) and Joel Edgerton (Black Mass).

2015Rating: M, Science fiction themes & violence112 minsUSA
DramaScience FictionFestival & Independent
96%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Impressively restrained yet limitlessly imaginative...

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Taken as a throwback to the thrillers of Carpenter and Spielberg’s cinema of wonder, it is special indeed.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

Little here feels like science or fiction but sci-fi is exactly what this is, from the heart and out of this world.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The most haunting part of this riskily earnest film isn’t the unmentionable effects coup of its grand finale, but the quieter beats, all in close-up, that comprise its coda: atomised, spent, and sad.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s an absence of fun here, and for what is ultimately a chase movie, a severe lack of pace.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Confirms Nichols' uncommon knack for breathing dramatic integrity and emotional depth into genre material.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The film’s strength is in its humanity rather than its super-humanity.

4.0
0

A very surprisingly good movie that does well from start to finish. Some things that stood out as excellent: Joel Edgerton's Chevy driving skills, Michael Shannon's acting chops, a cameo role from Adam Driver, an apt orchestral theme tune and a very cool premise which leaves modern, darker renditions of "superhero" movies in the dust.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Impressively restrained yet limitlessly imaginative...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Taken as a throwback to the thrillers of Carpenter and Spielberg’s cinema of wonder, it is special indeed.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Little here feels like science or fiction but sci-fi is exactly what this is, from the heart and out of this world.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The most haunting part of this riskily earnest film isn’t the unmentionable effects coup of its grand finale, but the quieter beats, all in close-up, that comprise its coda: atomised, spent, and sad.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There’s an absence of fun here, and for what is ultimately a chase movie, a severe lack of pace.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Confirms Nichols' uncommon knack for breathing dramatic integrity and emotional depth into genre material.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The film’s strength is in its humanity rather than its super-humanity.

4.0
0

A very surprisingly good movie that does well from start to finish. Some things that stood out as excellent: Joel Edgerton's Chevy driving skills, Michael Shannon's acting chops, a cameo role from Adam Driver, an apt orchestral theme tune and a very cool premise which leaves modern, darker renditions of "superhero" movies in the dust.

4.0
0