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Rated PG-13 for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical).

PG-13 In Theaters 03/8/2013 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 29 reviews

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April 03, 2013
So where is it in Gulf Shores ?????
March 25, 2013
Not enough Tommy Jones as McAuthor.! Instead of his underling ! It was an average movie!
March 18, 2013
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.
March 18, 2013
I was truly disappointed in the movie, as I thought it was about Emperor Palpatine. Thanks for misleading the masses!!!
March 16, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed the movie a lot and cannot understand why some critics would give only 2 stars !!!

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So it seems like the next logical step in telling a story with a relationship to truth might be that if you're going to fudge things, at least make it entertaining. Please, pull an "Argo." Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Director Peter Webber (“Girl With a Pearl Earring”) fills the film with conciliatory emotion and jarring vistas of post-atomic landscapes. Unfortunately, Emperor needs more good ol’-fashioned swagger. Full Review
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
This true-ish story adds a romantic subplot to the prosecution of Japanese war criminals by American general Douglas MacArthur, but neither the love nor the war are completely baked. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Director Peter Webber, who once mined social unease from the painterly "Girl with a Pearl Earring," is out of his depth; this is a movie in desperate need of a no-nonsense Howard Hawks. Full Review

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