• Midnight Special (2016)

Midnight Special

Release Date: March 18th, 2016

DVD Release Date: June 21st, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

The government and a group of religious extremists pursue a man (Michael Shannon) and his son (Jaeden Lieberher), a young boy who possesses special powers.

Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Martell, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze

Director: Jeff Nichols

Genres: Science Fiction , Mystery , Thriller

Production Co: Tri-State Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Son, Tense, 2010s, Rescue, Escape, Car, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    As with all its cinematic precedents, there’s a race to a destination, many people involved, and at times the going can be uneven. The payoff, though, is worth it. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Midnight Special confirms Nichols' uncommon knack for breathing dramatic integrity and emotional depth into genre material. show more

  • 60
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Midnight Special goes off its own narrative cliff, capping a compelling story with a third-act resolution so misguided that’s it’s the dramatic equivalent of punching the gas and plunging into the abyss. show more

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