Emperor Poster

Release Date: March 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

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, Takatar├┤ Kataoka, Colin Moy, Kaori Momoi

Director: Peter Webber

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment

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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

  • 40

    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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