MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Midnight Special—
Sci-Fi action/drama—borders on creepy and performs slowly. While the cast is outstanding, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Jaeden Lieberher, and Adam Driver, the story doesn’t quite make it. Watch for Sam Shepard.

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Roy Tomlin (Michael Shannon) has a special son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), who claims to come from a parallel universe. The FBI becomes involved in their lives and the action begins as they seek safe haven from the United States government.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Jeff Nichols for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Glen Basner, Hans Graffunder, Christos V. Knstantakopoulos, and Steven Mnuchin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lucas (Joel Edgerton), Sarah (Kirsten Dunst), Sevier (Adam Driver), Doak (Bill Camp), Levi (Scott Haze), Calvin Meyer (Sam Shepard), and Agent Miller (Paul Sparks).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Despite the low rating, this is a timeless cult classic. 

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