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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, Gen. Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) must determine whether Emperor Hirohito should be hanged as a war criminal.

Cast: Matthew Fox , Tommy Lee Jones , Eriko Hatsune , Toshiyuki Nishida , Masayoshi Haneda , Takatarô Kataoka , Colin Moy , Kaori Momoi

Director: Peter Webber

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films

Emperor (2012)

Release Date: March 8th, 2013|1 hr. 46 min.

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critic reviews ( 33 )
fan reviews ( 11 )
  • Only near the end, when MacArthur and Hirohito meet in person, do we get fireworks. And that's thanks to Jones, who makes sure this old soldier will never die in our memory. As for this tepid movie, it just fades away. show more

  • In the end, probably the best way to watch Emperor is to pretend that the Supreme Command of Allied Forces in Japan after World War II was Tommy Lee Jones. If you do that, the movie works surprisingly well. show more

  • Some of the film's most illuminating scenes involve Aya's uncle, General Kajima (Toshiyuki Nishida), who schools Fellers on the sense of duty that is ingrained in Japanese culture. show more

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  • April 03, 2013 Joel M. Nomberg
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    So where is it in Gulf Shores ?????

  • March 25, 2013 onewhart
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    Not enough Tommy Jones as McAuthor.! Instead of his underling ! It was an average movie!

  • March 18, 2013 lgjhere1
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    Outstanding, they way movies should be made, not the crap foinsted on us today! Great story, actors, directing. Only flaw: Jones\' speech was unlike McAuthor\'s that had elongated vowels.

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