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Midnight Special is a sci-fi thriller, directed by Jeff Nichols, who has also written the story. Now let s see whether the movie has something special for us.

Midnight Special Movie Review

Midnight Special Movie Review English
Review for the film " Midnight Special"
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video
Runtime: 1 Hour 52 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 07-04-2016
3.5 / 5.0
3.53 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Producer:
  • Sarah Greene
  • Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
  • Director:
  • Movie Actor:
  • Wayne Pere
  • Adam Driver
  • Garrett Hines
  • James Moses Black
  • Nathan Brimmer
  • Sharon Landry
  • David Jensen
  • James DuMont
  • Mike R Moreau
  • Scott Haze
  • Michael Shannon
  • Jesse Yarborough
  • Dana Gourrier
  • Jaeden Lieberher
  • Kerry Cahill
  • Paul Sparks
  • Joel Edgerton
  • Billy Slaughter
  • Bill Camp
  • Holly Ann Perry
  • John R Mangus
  • Movie Actress:
  • Executive Producer:
  • Hans Graffunder
  • Glen Basner
  • Christos V Konstantakopoulos
  • Associate Producer:
  • Darius Shahmir

Midnight Special is a sci-fi thriller, directed by Jeff Nichols Jeff Nichols is an American writer, and a film dir >> Read More... , who has also written the story. Now let’s see whether the movie has something special for us.

Plot

Jaeden Lieberher, is the son of Michael Shannon Michael Corbett Shannon is an actor and a musician >> Read More... , and possesses special gifts. His father, is keen on reaching a particular place at a particular time. Lieberher  has to wear protective equipments since he experiences things that we normal humans cannot. Joel Edgarton, the friend of Shannon, accompanies them on their run. They are now followed by the police, who think that Lieberher has been kidnapped , the FBI who are curious to know how the kid has special gifts. There is also a religious group that follows the boy….

Star Performances

Michael Shannon impresses us as the doting father, who however doesn’t understand the special powers of his child. All he knows is to provide true love to his child and protect him. His bond with his onscreen son Jaeden Lieberher is the essence of the film. Jaaden LIeberher does his part well while Kirsten Dunst She’s one the most glamorous actress and garnered >> Read More... and Edgerton also deliver earnest performances.

Analysis

The movie commences with a terrific start, there is no beating about the bush here.Also, the film is crafted in a beautiful manner by Nichols and he deserves a pat on the back.

What’s there?

The tension is mounted with every scene.

Parental concern is beautifully presented in the movie.

Cinematography of Adam Stone deserves special mention. It should be noted that Stones has joined hands with Nichols in all his movies.

The movie has the tone of a Speilberg film, which fortunately, works in favor of it.

The script is up to the mark.

What’s not there?

The second half could have been as engrossing as the first half. 

Verdict

Though the movie has its share of flaws it can be forgiven since it is high on keeping us engrossed with its family sentiments and sci-fi element.


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