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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Ben Affleck
Josh Hartnett
Kate Beckinsale
Ewen Bremner
Alec Baldwin
Jon Voight
Directors
Michael Bay
Screenwriters
Randall Wallace
Running Time
183 minutes

Pearl Harbor
Quite simply, you have never seen anything like it.


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Plot
Best friends Rafe (Affleck) and Danny (Hartnett) find themselves caught up in the violent chaos of both the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour and a love triangle with attractive nurse Evelyn (Beckinsale).


Verdict
As long as you're not expecting Dostoevsky in the drama department, it's a thoroughly well-built dramatic actioner with awesome CGI and a surprising structure which delivers the bit you know about in the middle, leaving an ending with at least a little surprise.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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