Midnight Special

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: April 1, 2016 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - April 1, 2016 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
April 15 - select cities

DVD: June 21, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 10 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Paul Sparks


Roy (Michael Shannon) goes on the run with a friend (Joel Edgerton) to protect Roy's young son Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) and to uncover the truth behind the boy's special powers.

Alton wears goggles to keep his powers in check as they run from government agents who think he's a weapon, and religious extremists who think he's a savior. He sleeps during the day to protect his eyes from the sunlight, and they travel by night.

On the way to the home of Alton's mother Sarah (Kirsten Dunst), they have to dodge the authorities, who have an Amber Alert out in order to capture Alton and find out the truth behind his special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Screenplay: Jeff Nichols
Official Site: midnightspecialmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "This movie hits on all cylinders. Great script that requires patience and assumes the audience is smart enough to follow along unlike 99 % of movies these days. Top notch acting. It is a testament to faith."
  • 5 stars "A very interesting film full of great surprises and superior acting. Michael Shannon is a wonder!"
  • 4 stars "I'm not really a fan of Sci-fi, but I am a fan of the up and coming young star. It seem to be a slow tempo for most of the movie, but held my interest. If you like this genre I recommend seeing it."