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Empire of the Sun

PG In Theaters 12/9/1987 , 160min.
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Viewer score based on 9 ratings
60%
Critic score based on 17 reviews

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January 19, 2014
op81462
My favorite movie of all time. Bale's performance is the best performance of any child actor ever on screen. Movie is truly a masterpiece.
December 08, 2012
wvp29
My wife and I were teaching at Shanghai Interntional University in China. in 1990. I showed it to my students in a film course. All the comments about it to me were extremly favorable. I was able to visit many of the locales in the movie. Truly a work of art!
June 17, 2012
fairclojim
THIS KID SHOULD HAVE WON AND OSCAR FOR HIS ROLE IN THIS MOVIE HE WAS GREAT I WATCH THIS MOVIE AS OFTEN AS I CAN WHATS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT SEE THIS AS A GREAT MOVIE IS IT BECAUSE IT SHOWS HOW BAD THE JAPS TREATED THESE PEOPLE ??
August 12, 2011
borntusoon
For me, one of the best films ever made.
May 25, 2011
johnnyshap3
a classic. among the best films ever

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
Behind the trademark fancy package is a troubling sensibility, too. Spielberg seems unable to come to terms with anything real. Full Review
Desson Howe
Washington Post
Behind the trademark fancy package is a troubling sensibility, too. Spielberg seems unable to come to terms with anything real. Full Review
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Though Empire of the Sun is a profoundly perplexing, frustrating object, there are things in it to marvel at and enjoy. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Empire of the Sun remains a solidly engaging story of heroism in the face of adversity, as filtered through the eyes of a boy obsessed with planes and flight. Full Review
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
A visual splendor, a heroic adventurousness and an immense scope that make it unforgettable. Full Review

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