Based on real events.
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
“This is a film free from dramatic nuance and irony; it's about as subtle as the attack on Pearl Harbor. But (dialogue aside) it's a very good history lesson in movie form.” - Film Mafia
“The ten torrid minutes spent recreating the Pearl Harbor assault early in the picture set a high bar for its subsequent battle scenes, and each rises to the occasion without overdoing it.” - Herald Sun (Australia)