Midnight Special

Lists: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Brief Synopsis: "A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers."

Overall Ranking: 802 (Rank from 2016: # 32)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 46.15%
Regular 46.15%
Half-Popped 7.69%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest90(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)
Minnesota Man85 - A small wonder.
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Darren of Movie Reviews 10185
Travis Hopson84(full review)
FilmHamster80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - There is no denying that Midnight Special is a fascinating film. The creative science fiction mythology at the core of the movie, the endearing performances from our lead actors, and direction from Jeff Nichols that oscillates between tender and thrilling all make this film something worth seeing on the big screen.
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Dave Examines Movies80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch77 - Definitely a different kind of thriller. Somewhere in between real life and sci-fi lies 'Midnight Special'.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 5
Khalid Rafi73(full review)
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)

People Involved

  • Michael Shannon (Roy)
  • Kirsten Dunst ()
  • Joel Edgerton ()
  • Adam Driver ()
  • David Jensen (Elden)
  • Scott Haze (Levi)
  • Jaeden Lieberher (Alton)
  • Sam Shepard (Calvin Meyer)
  • Dana Gourrier (Sharon Davison)
  • Sean Bridgers (Fredrick)
  • Paul Sparks (Agent Miller)
  • Kerry Cahill (Agent Linda)
  • Bill Camp (Doak)
  • Billy Slaughter (Agent Cole)
  • Lucy Faust (Caroline)
  • Jeff Nichols (Director)