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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The Midnight Sky / Reviews

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Deserves the biggest and best screen you can find – and as much of your attention as you can spare...

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Variety

Variety

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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BBC

BBC

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

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

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Slash Film

Slash Film

The Midnight Sky fails to even get the conversation going.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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USA Today

USA Today

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

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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