Pearl Harbour (2001)

Directed by
Michael Bay

Romantic drama set in World War II about an American military pilot who travels to Britain to fight in the war in Europe but goes missing in action.

Assuming he is dead, his girlfriend and best friend - who are stationed together in Hawaii - become romantically involved, but things become complicated when he comes back alive, just in time for the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.

Although Pearl Harbour would go on to become a box office success, the critics were less than impressed, with the acting and convoluted love story coming in for most criticism.

However, the visual effects, especially during the attack itself, are outstanding and ensures that the weaker aspects of the plot do not overshadow what is otherwise an extremely watchable epic.

Written by

Also known as "Entre el Fuego y la Pasión", "Pearl Harbor, Entre el Fuego y la Pasión"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 180 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2001

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ben AffleckBen Affleck...Rafe McCawley
Image for Josh HartnettJosh Hartnett...Danny Walker
Image for Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale...Evelyn Johnson
William Lee Scott...Billy
Greg Zola...Anthony R. Fusco
Image for Ewen BremnerEwen Bremner...Red
Image for Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin...Doolittle
James King...Betty
Catherine Kellner...Barbara
Image for Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner...Sandra
Image for Jon VoightJon Voight...President Roosevelt
Image for Cuba Gooding Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr....Doris 'Dorie' Miller
Image for Michael ShannonMichael Shannon...Gooz
Matthew Davis...Joe
Image for MakoMako...Admiral Yamamoto