The Midnight Sky

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Peril, language in gloomy, character-driven apocalypse tale.

PG-13 2020 122 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 10 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Hmmm...not as satisfying as you would like it to be

They definitely spent lot of money on this film. it feels like a redux of Solaris in terms of the guilt involved. It is an interesting premise to withhold what it is that has caused the main issues until you get to almost the is a very big ask to withhold so much from the audience and not give the audience something firm to hold onto. Clooney is a solid actor, but it feels too easy to check out of this film. And the payoff, well I think it stands to reason that it is not as satisfying as maybe you would like it to be.
age 18+

Lots of CGI, plenty of space scenes, but slow story and a question over casting

I saw this actually being filmed in La Palma when the biggest film crew ever was on the Island, and I know the Cherenkov dish used in the scenes. So I was excited to see the film. But I was dissappointed: slow to develop, George C was good but that was about it. Narrative very sluggish, a few great scenes mimicing Gavity. I’m sorry but I have to be honest, the script needs to be re written and greater character clarity and purpose. Felicity Jones was magic in The Theory of Everything but sadly not the right part for her here.

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