Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

  • 2001
  • PG-13
  • 183 min
  • USA
  • drama, history, romance

Childhood friends Rafe and Danny become army pilots and meet Evelyn, a navy nurse. However, the three of them later find themselves in the middle of the attack on Pearl Harbour during World War II.

Director: Michael Bay

Writer: Randall Wallace

Stars: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Voight

Pearl Harbor tries to be the Titanic of war movies, but it's just a tedious romance filled with laughably bad dialogue. The 40 minute action sequence is spectacular though.

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  • Michael Bay
    Michael Bay
    Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. He is best known for directing high-budget action films characterized by fast edits, polished visuals and substantial use of practical effects. His films, which include The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Bad Boys and Transformers series, have grossed over three billion dollars world-wide. He is...

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  • Jami Bernard (New York Daily News)

    Pearl Harbor is a bomb, make no mistake. But the movie is such a noisy, persistent bomb that it is guaranteed to draw a crowd.

  • Anthony Lane (New Yorker)

    The effect of watching a Michael Bay film is indistinguishable from having a large, pointy lump of rock drop on your head. His new picture, Pearl Harbor, maintains the mood.

  • Joe Morgernstern (Wall Street Journal)

    Pearl Harbor is a blockheaded, hollow-hearted industrial enterprise.

  • Andrew Sarris (Observer)

    The best way to see the movie is as I did: expecting nothing and being pleasantly surprised, and strangely moved, by Mr. Bay's audacity in filming his lovers in end-of-the-world close-ups, however briefly.


Tagline: December 7, 1941 - A day that shall live in infamy

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Genres: drama, history, romance, war

Categories: pearl harbor, doolittle raid, december 7 1941, aviation, imperial japan, year 1941, year 1942, world war two, air raid, aerial combat, hawaii, aircraft carrier, u.s. air force, pacific ocean, warship, best friend, missing in action, royal air force, navy base, battle of britain, male friendship, love triangle, bombing, melodrama, nurse, mission

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 183 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Japanese, French

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)