Phil's Quick Capsule Review

The Midnight Sky (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Midnight Sky, directed by George Clooney and adapted from a book by Lily Brooks-Dalton, is a gorgeously shot well acted but ultimately predictable and a bit boring.  The cast do a good job with the material they have (although none stand out) but the split narrative of the film just doesn’t work – with the space set scenes for sure being far more interesting than Clooney trip on ice.  Also whilst the source material only dates from 2016, the themes, ideas and concepts have been seen a million times before in better books and screen adaptations.  So terrible? No but hardly essential viewing.

Best Bit: Meteors

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Interstellar, The Martian, Gravity

5 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...