Skip to main content


Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film has no soul. An epic about this day of infamy should shake you to the core. But the real infamy about Pearl Harbor is that when you exit, you don't feel a thing. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It expertly capitalizes on the emotional associations Americans have with Pearl Harbor and renders the battle scenes with an excellence that goes beyond proficiency and into the realm of art. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's an extravaganza worth seeing once -- and maybe later on DVD. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Littered with low points -- lame comedy, dubious history, fumbling drama and a love story so inept as to make a pacifist long for war. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A script with the most underdeveloped characters and spectacularly realized visuals since "Titanic." show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The 2,400 Americans who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor deserve a nobler memorial than this sentimental hogwash that reduces heroism to "Top Gun" antics and pretty cinematography. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The film never quite hits a sure-footed stride. The fictional love story stays fictional. But ''Pearl Harbor'' delivers the main event. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A movie meant to explode off the screen -- and it's at its best when those explosions are going full blast. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    With all the obvious work that went into this beautifully detailed, giant-scale movie, and considering the historical importance of the subject matter, was it too much to ask for a trace of intelligence, or maturity, or even insight? show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Unfortunately, the bulk of the three-hour epic is third-rate schmaltz that pays only lip service to history. show more

  • March 05, 2011 movieman928
    Report This User

    This is one of my favorite movies! It was so good!!!!!!!

  • January 16, 2011 Yvonne
    Report This User

    Jon Voight was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

similar movies

  • Titanic (1997)

  • Flyboys (2006)

  • Australia (2008)

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings