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  • 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

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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." show more

  • As is the case with most of the elements in Emperor, the cliches are relatively few and spaced apart, and the tearjerking and profound moments are authentic and well-earned. 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.