Midnight Special

Midnight Special

DVD - 2016
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"Nichols establishes such a grounded sense of atmosphere and such superb control of mood and pacing, that the odd hiccup barely matters."--Washington Post
"It all sounds terribly murky, but few filmmakers are as gifted at making you want to peer through the murk."--Boston Globe
"It's refreshing to find yourself immersed in a film that zigs and zags between genres..."--Richard Roeper
A father and son go on the run, pursued by government agents and a cult drawn to the boy's special powers.
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros., 2016
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA MID
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 10, 2018

This DVD and its case are both damaged. Please replace this copy. A pretty great film excepting the parts I could not watch due to skips caused by damage. :-/

Dec 22, 2017

You copy of this DVD was so scratched that it wasn't even watchable. Very disappointing that people around here can't take care of anything, but not surprising in the least.

Nov 08, 2017

Predictable plot, predictable ending. Just ok.

Nov 04, 2017

It is very hard to fathom how such a lame story attracted such a fine cast.

Sep 05, 2017

Interesting, but nothing particularly special.

Jul 30, 2017

The boy was adorable. The movie seemed a little too long, and the scenes that were supposed to be cliffhangers weren't. It was more fun than scary; more homage to other movies than original ideas, and the most irritating problem is a spoiler. To find out, watch it for yourself when you are short of other things to occupy your time.

Jul 10, 2017

Too many scenes with unnecessarily long pauses, or too brief remarks referring to the background story. There's a more fully explained story in the "extra features" than in the movie itself.
Everyone's scrambling after and coveting this kid, but I feel little sympathy for him.

Jul 06, 2017

Got this movie cause it was listed as one of the top 100 science fiction movies - and I had never heard of it. I can't imagine why it got on that list. it was below average.

Jun 27, 2017

Just a weird movie with a ridiculous plot.

Jun 06, 2017

Rated 3/10. Definitely below average. The movie doesn't offer any real explanations as to what's going on. The show ends as abruptly and confusingly, as it started. This movie would have been an improvement if the plot had been filled out a lot more.

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Apr 13, 2017

The only thing I ever believed in was Alton. And I failed him.

Sep 08, 2016

A wonderful film. The casting is about the best I've seen. I enjoyed it very much.

Aug 02, 2016

Things would break.
--What kinds of things?
Windows, light bulbs. Cars would shut down. That kind of thing. It just got worse the older he got, so they just started letting him sleep in the daytime, and he'd be awake at night. It's why all our services are at night now.
What makes you say that?
--I believe it.
It wasn't images.
--Not what I remember. It was more... It was like a feeling.
What kind of feeling?
He wouldn't have asked you if you couldn't do it. … Sometimes we are asked to do things that are beyond us.

He believes in something. You don't.
--It doesn't matter. Good people die every day believing in things.
You don't have to worry about me.
--I like worrying about you.
You don't have to anymore.
--I'll always worry about you, Alton. That's the deal.


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