Midnight Clear

DVD Release: December 4, 2007
Midnight Clear


‘Twas the night before Christmas in the Southwest, and for five strangers spread out across town, it’s the most depressing time of the year. As the night progresses, they randomly cross paths, and in unique subtle ways, change each other’s lives forever.

Dove Review

This is pretty good story-telling as several character’s lives intermingle and small miracles, if there are “small” miracles, occur. Some characters help others out; for example, a gas station attendant helps a woman with a broken down car, some teens sing Christmas carols to shut-ins, and a character changes and becomes a giving person. He donates a meal to feed the hungry people who were stranded at a gas station with car problems. In a nice scene a pastor tells his youth minister that sometimes you do the right thing because it is right, not because you will necessarily see a result.

The acting is very good and the film is nicely directed and edited. Stephen Baldwin gives a strong performance as do the other cast members. The viewer sees real people and real problems in this story, and sometimes the answer is not clear for a time, but there are signs of hope and the characters find this truth. We are pleased to award our Dove Seal to this wonderful film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: H-2; P-1; Scr*wed-2; Freaking-3; Cr*p-1; Su*ks-2.
Violence: A character drives his car through a wooden blockade; a character gets a stolen gun and considers shooting himself or some people he believes wronged him, and he puts a gun under his own chin; a character borrows a man's cell phone outside a store and calls his wife on it to yell at her.
Drugs: Drinking; a man drinks and drives.
Nudity: None.
Other: A character steals paint from his former employer.


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Wes Halula
Director: Dallas Jenkins
Producer: Kevin Downes
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 102 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter