The Midnight Sky

The Midnight Sky

The Midnight Sky

George Clooney directs and stars in this post-apocalyptic tale as a lone scientist on a near-destroyed Earth, rushing to make contact with a crew of astronauts and stop them from returning home before it's too late. Based on Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones (Rogue One) and two-time Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo (Selma).

2020Rating: M, Content may disturb118 minsUSA
DramaFantasyScience Fiction
Director:
George Clooney ('Good Night, and Good Luck', 'The Monuments Men', 'Suburbicon')
Writer:
Mark L. Smith
Cast:
George ClooneyFelicity JonesDavid OyelowoDemián BichirKyle ChandlerTiffany Boone

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One of the most boring things I’ve ever laid eyes on, largely brought down by its god-awful pace which feels like tightened mini-beat after tightened mini-beat directly out of the novel, with no consideration to adapt the structure to better fit the medium, or any attempt to more evenly balance the two storylines, and much like this hellishly tedious...

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Variety

Variety

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Just proves that a movie that reaches for the stars can still come up empty-handed.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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Clooney guides the performances competently, but the story drifts pointlessly into space.

BBC

BBC

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The story may have links with today's reality, but it never feels real.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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It looks good. It sounds great. It’s as hollow as can be.

Total Film

Total Film

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No ray guns, no tentacular beasties, just gravitas in a film that goes boldly about its business but never quite lands.

Slash Film

Slash Film

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The Midnight Sky fails to even get the conversation going.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Clooney has upped his directorial ambition and delivered a big-scale, big-hearted story, even if it struggles to match the films it riffs on.

USA Today

USA Today

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In Clooney’s capable directing hands, the film’s emotional core and human touch are never a waste of space.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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Never loses grasp of the chilly atmosphere that inspires every moment; if only it there was something fresh about that.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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Gradually, Midnight Sky becomes a nailbiter—not over the fate of the Earth or the astronauts so much as whether its two storylines will coalesce into something more meaningful.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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Often feels less like its own distinct narrative than a sort of greatest-hits amalgam of movies like The Martian, Gravity, Interstellar, Ad Astra, and all the others that came before.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Clooney delivers a thoughtful reflection on the toll of environmental devastation.

Stuff

Stuff

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There's heart and decency here, as well as a couple of set-pieces that pay their way.

Variety

Variety

press

Just proves that a movie that reaches for the stars can still come up empty-handed.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Clooney guides the performances competently, but the story drifts pointlessly into space.

BBC

BBC

press

The story may have links with today's reality, but it never feels real.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

It looks good. It sounds great. It’s as hollow as can be.

Total Film

Total Film

press

No ray guns, no tentacular beasties, just gravitas in a film that goes boldly about its business but never quite lands.

Slash Film

Slash Film

press

The Midnight Sky fails to even get the conversation going.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Clooney has upped his directorial ambition and delivered a big-scale, big-hearted story, even if it struggles to match the films it riffs on.

USA Today

USA Today

press

In Clooney’s capable directing hands, the film’s emotional core and human touch are never a waste of space.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Never loses grasp of the chilly atmosphere that inspires every moment; if only it there was something fresh about that.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Gradually, Midnight Sky becomes a nailbiter—not over the fate of the Earth or the astronauts so much as whether its two storylines will coalesce into something more meaningful.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Often feels less like its own distinct narrative than a sort of greatest-hits amalgam of movies like The Martian, Gravity, Interstellar, Ad Astra, and all the others that came before.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Clooney delivers a thoughtful reflection on the toll of environmental devastation.

Stuff

Stuff

press

There's heart and decency here, as well as a couple of set-pieces that pay their way.

One of the most boring things I’ve ever laid eyes on, largely brought down by its god-awful pace which feels like tightened mini-beat after tightened mini-beat directly out of the novel, with no consideration to adapt the structure to better fit the medium, or any attempt to more evenly balance the two storylines, and much like this hellishly tedious...

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