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Midnight Special

Movie
2016
1h 52m
PG-13
English
Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
User Score: 
6.5
Critic Score: 
80
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A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Midnight Special Poster

Midnight Special

PG-13
Movie
2016
1h 52m
English
Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
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6.5
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Midnight Special (2016) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
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Michael Shannon
Roy Tomlin
Jaeden Martell
Alton Meyer
Kirsten Dunst
Sarah Tomlin
Adam Driver
Agent Sevier
Sam Shepard
Calvin Meyer
Dana Gourrier
Sharon Davison
Paul Sparks
Agent Miller
Kerry Cahill
Linda (NSA Staffer)
Billy Slaughter
Agent Cole
Lucy Faust
Caroline (Ranch Member)
Sean Bridgers
Fredrick (Ranch Member)
Allison King
Hannah (Ranch Member)
Sharon Landry
Merrianne (Doak's Wife)
Sharon Garrison
Jane Adams (Sarah's Mother)
James Moses Black
Military Officer
Yvonne Landry
Motel Clerk
Maureen Brennan
Woman at Truckstop
Ann Mahoney
FBI Agent #1
Garrett Hines
FBI Agent #2
Wayne Pre
Prison FBI Agent
Dane Rhodes
Oil Worker
Directed By: Jeff Nichols
Written By: Jeff Nichols (Screenplay)

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acidfreecookies says...
8 years ago
What is going on with the ratings on here? 25%? Did a hatemob rate this film? It's an effective homage to 80s sci-fi flicks. Nothing more. Nothing less. But certainly not 25% "worst movie ever" material. 7.2 on imdb, 78 on metacritic. Let's just say professional critics are usually a bit more trustworthy than trakt users...
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The Nicholson says...
8 years ago
There are certain movies that I love and completely understand why others wouldn't like them. Then there are movies where I simply can't understand how someone could sit through it and not be affected by it in any way. This is one of those movies
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wintermute2517 says...
8 years ago
This movie starts in media res and has a slow build up. The acting is great, the cinematography is great and the story makes you think. Sure the pacing is slow but if you like old sci-fi movies you won't be disappointed.
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CinemanicBonkers says...
6 years ago
I enjoyed this film, it had a feel of old classics like ET etc
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Featured User Reviews

SerenadB
7/10  8 years ago
Alton has abilities a human boy shouldn’t have. Because of that the government is after him, but that is not the only thing. Alton grew up in a cult that highly believes in his abilities to “communicate with the Lord”. As Alton, his father Roy and their friend Lucas try to run from everything More
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philcool
CONTAINS SPOILERS4/10  8 years ago
This really is one of the most stupid films I have seen in a while. If you're not snooze busting after an hour you will at the least be questioning all the mistakes and attention to detail that takes place this rather dull and not very interesting movie.


1) Explosion at the petrol station, More
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Reno
6 years ago
> A secret road adventure during the dark hours!

So the Jeff Nichols and Micahel Shannon saga continues. This is theirs 4th film together in the last nine years and all of them were well accepted. Now they are into sci-fi for this, which is kind of a road movie that resembles hundreds of other fi More
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Gimly
6 years ago
It's like _Donnie Darko_ and _Looper_ had a baby. A less talented baby, but still, pretty impressive.

_Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._
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