Pearl Harbor Synopsis
Best friends (Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett) become fighter pilots and romantic rivals in 1941.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It expertly capitalizes on the emotional associations Americans have with Pearl Harbor and renders the battle scenes with an excellence...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film never quite hits a sure-footed stride. The fictional love story stays fictional. But ''Pearl Harbor'' delivers the main event.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The picture is nearly painstaking in its traditionalism, a tale of love, war, and valor in which nostalgia for ''simpler times'' gets...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A movie meant to explode off the screen -- and it's at its best when those explosions are going full blast.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A script with the most underdeveloped characters and spectacularly realized visuals since "Titanic."
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The 2,400 Americans who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor deserve a nobler memorial than this sentimental hogwash that reduces heroism to...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's an extravaganza worth seeing once -- and maybe later on DVD.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
With all the obvious work that went into this beautifully detailed, giant-scale movie, and considering the historical importance of the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film has no soul. An epic about this day of infamy should shake you to the core. But the real infamy about Pearl Harbor is that when...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Littered with low points -- lame comedy, dubious history, fumbling drama and a love story so inept as to make a pacifist long for war.
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Pearl Harbor Movie Review

By Asianfreak
58 out of 100 The "Titanic" of war movies was an epic fail but had exhilarating action sequences and powerful moments....

Five Word Review

By sabrinabeana
Amazing Romantic Action View WWII...

By MKLandrum

By MJ210

'It's not the best."

By moviespoiler795
To be honest, I really didn't like all of it but it had some moments...

oh no!

By xcasserx

Pearl Harbor review

By folster101
to long!!! other t han that great movie...

78 out of 100

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Pearl Harbor Movie Review

By Spencer27057
70 out of 100 Don't be prepared to find this romantic war epic amazing, just entertaining and romantic (copycat of "Titanic") but it is no a world winner....

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Rated PG-13 | For brief sensuality, intense war sequences, some language and images of wound
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says This violent movie is worth seeing, but only once.
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