A Midnight Clear
A Midnight Clear
| 24 April 1992 (USA)
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Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.

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Actuakers

One of my all time favorites.

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Odelecol

Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.

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Jonah Abbott

There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.

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Juana

what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.

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elcoat

I didn't know how to take this film, when I first saw it. But it has made me think, all these years.Strange things do happen during war ... and before war: Janice. And "local armistices" sometimes do occur, at great mutual risk.Gary Sinise has just been nominated to receive West Point's Sylvanus Thayer Award for 2015, in recognition of his support of American servicepeople, with performances of his Lt. Dan Band - the name from his character in Forrest Gump - among many other things. His portrayal of Mother in Midnight Clear is as compassionate, moving, and thought-provoking as any in cinema.The action seems are sufficiently realistic, as is the portrayal of the GI perspective - writing now as a Jan67-Jan69 GI/veteran (thankfully of West Germany not Viet Nam).It is superior to Saving Private Ryan, let alone Fury.Everyone should see this film and think about it.

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Ric-7

I saw the film when it was in theatres nearly 20 years ago. As for scary films set in a snow-bound mansion, I found this to be ten times as creepy as The Shining. This is not a horror film, but certain images in the first half of the film are as horrifying as anything I've seen in film since then. I don't mean gore or grue. I mean ghost-story horror.A war movie/horror film? Has anything ever been done like that? I think this film is in a genre all its own. I guess this is an anti-war film. If you wish to view it as such. It certainly does not make the viewer want to rush out and fight a war. In the cast are John McGinley and Kevin Dillon, both from the cast of "Platoon," but here in significantly different roles.I regret to say I've not been able to totally analyze and deconstruct this film. I can't tell you what it's all about, or what you should think or feel as you watch it. There is so much going on in this film. I saw it in the theatre nearly twenty years ago, and then again on cable when I taped it, about 16 years ago. I watched it again tonight. It was just as spooky and just as impressive as it was two decades ago.I totally loved this film. My father fought in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest, very close in time and proximity to this story. His battalion, from Pennsylvania, trained at Camp Shelby (in Mississippi), just as the soldiers in this film. Some horrifying things he saw in the forties, he was only able to begin to describe a few years ago.This is such a terrific film. For so many different reasons.

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vitaleralphlouis

This was nothing but a slick propaganda movie for the Give Peace a Chance empty-heads.54 years after World War II we are to suddenly forget the millions of dead and the destruction of most of Europe brought on by Nazi Germany. After all, the men who wore the Nazi uniforms were just a bunch of boys who loved their mothers and longed for home at Christmas. So put away your weapons and your silly ideas like moral values and patriotism. Just sing along with Silent Night (a German song, after all) and forget the evil, the dead; and why not Christmas-kiss old Adolf, Himmler, the whole crowd. This is one of a very small number of historical re-writes created to trash real history and cast the seed of confusion in place of moral clarity. Fortunately, very few people bought into this one.

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Tunalicious

There were three scenes in this movie which ultimately turned me off. 1) The de-virginization gang bang with the soldiers and one women. I found this scene just plain wrong. 2) The washing of the dead soldier. 3) The squeezing of the blood from the dead soldier.I don't know if anyone else found these scenes off-putting at all, but they ruined the movie for me. I would have liked the movie if it were not for these three scenes. I've watched many perverse and disturbing movies, "Bad Lieutenant" and "Seven" to name a couple off the top of my head. However, I was unable to properly digest the scenes in "A Midnight Clear" and found they destroyed the movie for me.

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