Roger EbertFull Review Excellent "Midnight Special” respects your intelligence, letting you come to its themes emotionally instead of narratively. It is a breathtaking display of visual storytelling, confidently rendered by someone who understands the power of cinema.
USA TodayFull Review Good Chalk it up to Nichols, though, for having the filmmaking acumen to successfully put an independent spin on mainstream sci-fi material, and giving moviegoers an innocent and adorable point-of-view character whose qualities are super but can be Kryptonite of a sort for him and his loved ones.
NY PostFull Review Good "Midnight Special” isn't perfect... Ultimately, though, Nichols delivers the moment we've been hoping for — and if his eleventh-hour reveal falls short of mind-blowing, it's still a compelling meditation on what might be out there that we don't yet know or understand.
Rolling StoneFull Review Very Good Nichols drops you into the action, no backstory road map. What you see is what you get. Luckily, what you get is extraordinary. ...the bruised soul of Midnight Special is found in ordinary people, driven by love, seeking redemption at the end of a line they're never sure they'll reach.
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