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  • With an edgy, intelligent script by playwright Tom Stoppard, Mr. Spielberg has made an extraordinary film out of Mr. Ballard's extraordinary war experience. [09 Dec 1987] show more

  • As Jim, Bale delivers a stunning performance; he appears in virtually every frame and truly seems to grow over the course of the film from a coddled rich child to a calculating, almost feral creature who will ally himself with whoever wields the most power in a given situation. show more

  • 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. show more

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  • January 19, 2014 op81462
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    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
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    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! Prof. Walter V. Powell

  • June 17, 2012 JIMMY
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    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 ??