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The Midnight Sky (2020)

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This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.


George Clooney


Lily Brooks-Dalton (based on the book 'Good Morning, Midnight' by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Augustine
Felicity Jones ... Sully
David Oyelowo ... Adewole
Caoilinn Springall ... Iris
Kyle Chandler ... Mitchell
Demián Bichir ... Sanchez (as Demian Bichir)
Tiffany Boone ... Maya
Sophie Rundle ... Jean
Ethan Peck ... Younger Augustine
Tim Russ ... Mason Mosley
Miriam Shor ... Mitchell's Wife
Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir ... Frantic Woman - Katherine (as Lilja Nótt)
Hanna María Karlsdóttir Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Older Woman
Atli Oskar Fjalarsson ... Soldier (as Atli Óskar Fjalarsson)
Edan Hayhurst ... Mitchell's Son 1


A scientist is working alone at a remote Arctic research station when he learns of a mysterious global disaster. At the same time, he meets a strange girl in the Arctic, with whom he must stop the return to Earth of the crew of the spaceship "Aether". Written by Bazza the Beast

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Rated PG-13 for some bloody images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Felicity Jones found out she was pregnant after being cast, and George Clooney simply rewrote her part to accommodate. "I did get to sit down a lot, which was a real joy," says Jones. It ultimately adds layers of jeopardy and hope to the story. Clooney revealed to us that, 'The fact that Felicity ended up being pregnant.... gave us something that now feels like we should have done it all along, which is to have this other through line, this future, going through it.'" See more »


The idea of a previously undiscovered moon of Jupiter is totally unrealistic. Galileo Galilei was already looking at the moons of Jupiter over 400 years ago and since then there have been multiple probes in the Jovian system which would have easily detected such a large object. Even more unrealistic is that it would have a breathable atmosphere and be warm enough for human habitation. See more »


Augustine: [to returning spacecraft] I'm afraid we didn't do a very good job of looking after the place while you were away.
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Written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove (as Linda H. Bartholomew)
Performed by Chris Stapleton
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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What was that?
10 December 2020 | by jamiergSee all my reviews

Just a mess of disparite scenes stitched together with little or no narrative. The movie doesn't know what it is trying to be and therefore ends up being nothing new or interesting.

I saw this in a cinema as I was hoping it would be a more immersive experience than waiting for it on Netflix. I have fallen alseep three times in a cinema. This was one of those films.

George Clooney is a good actor and director. Good Night, and Good Luck is one of my favourite films. This was just a disaster.

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Release Date:

23 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain See more »


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