Même si de rares séquences souffrent d'un manque de cohérence et d'explicitation et que d'autres piétinent dans l'étirement et l'inutilité, l'ensemble dénote une évidente puissance scénaristique proche des meilleurs romans d'un Dean Koontz inspiré... www.cinefiches.com
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is more "Steven Spielberg" than "Jeff Nichols". But this movie still has some of drama that you will found in his previous works. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL was putting its focus on the storytelling. Despite of its sci-fi elements and impressive special effects, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is just merely a drama about relationship between parents and their child. Somehow, it lacks of emotional punch. But it's still good.
Good sci-f thriller even if one gets lost in these parallel universes. Reminds of certain works of M. Night SHYAMALAN, or, with nostalgia, to the Village of the Damned, Wolf RILLA's masterpiece. Great Adam DRIVER (Paterson) === Bon thriller, même si on se perd un peu dans ces univers parallèles. On pense à certains films de M. Night SHYAMALAN, ou, avec nostalgie, au Village des Damnés, ce chef d'oeuvre de Wolf RILLA.
Great camera work and some wonderful shots are not enough to cover up the lack of any emotional attachment or suspense. So, what seems as technically flawless piece, comes as an empty and non engaging experience. Otherwise great cast seems kind of lost here - and the only memorable moments are the ones that present sci-fi elements in a story that is supposed to be character driven, with sci-fi being just a backdrop.
either nothing happens or something happens and and mostly with our special effects and we can't really say it or explain it but i guess those who know -feel it right? yeah we were really going somewhere but now it's gone and I only remember the crappy soundtrack and that they have high white buildings with greenery on the balconies
This is an all-in-one-mix of several genres: crime, road-movie, sci-fi, drama & religion. But since none of these topics are followed through, this is like laying a false trail to produce & keep suspense high. It partially does, but specifically the end is not at all extraordinary. Quite flat. Something beyond our imagination would have made this movie special. But there is no beyondness. Still worth watching. Solid.