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1,403 Ratings

Pearl Harbor

Directed by Michael Bay
United States, 2001


The classic story of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is told through the eyes of two boyhood friends, now serving as officers in the Army Air Corps.

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Pearl Harbor Directed by Michael Bay

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | Winner: Best Sound Editing

2002 | 3 nominations including: Best Effects, Visual Effects

Golden Globes (USA)

2002 | 2 nominations including: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

The best way to see the movie is as I did: expecting nothing and being pleasantly surprised, and strangely moved, by Mr. Bay’s audacity in filming his lovers in end-of-the-world close-ups, however briefly. This is a choice I applaud, despite the risks it runs with reviewers.
June 11, 2011
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Three hours and three minutes of guff and goo about the nobility of killing and/or being killed for arbitrary reasons, whether you’re an American soldier or a Japanese. This is the Star Wars view of the U.S.’s entry into World War II (enemies are invisible and bloodless), which means that even though much of the story takes place in Hawaii, Hawaiians are deemed inconsequential…
May 23, 2001
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