Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: May 25, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
44
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 35 Critics
Positive:
9
Mixed:
20
Negative:
6
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75
The film never quite hits a sure-footed stride. The fictional love story stays fictional. But ''Pearl Harbor'' delivers the main event.
50
A script with the most underdeveloped characters and spectacularly realized visuals since "Titanic."
50
With all the obvious work that went into this beautifully detailed, giant-scale movie, and considering the historical importance of the subject matter, was it too much to ask for a trace of intelligence, or maturity, or even insight?
40
The net result of this mighty effort is perhaps predictable: near total inconsequence.
40
What comes before and after the sound and fury of the bombing raid are reams of banal dialogue.
25
A brain-dead buddy-movie tearjerker with semi-tasteful romance and tasteful gore mixed in with the derring-do.
10
Littered with low points -- lame comedy, dubious history, fumbling drama and a love story so inept as to make a pacifist long for war.