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About the Movie
A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, inspired by true events and starring Matthew Fox and Academy Award®-winner Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur. Immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender, General MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert on Japanese culture - General Fellers (Fox) - to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a god by his people but accused of war crimes, should be punished or saved. The fate of a nation awaits…
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 88
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 60
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Mr. Jones's performance is the only spark within this otherwise dull, well-mannered exercise.
Rotten: The effort to put a personal face on the major issue of occupation is as timely as Iraq and Afghanistan, but the execution is clumsy and cliche-ridden.
Rotten: The subject is intrinsically compelling, yet the central story is padded with an uninvolving love story that functions mostly as obvious symbolism about compassion for the enemy.
Rotten: Half crinoline romance, half crusty military-history lesson.
-2 stars because of the romance and 3 stars to the historical parts
Actually, this is a pretty fantastic movie that sheds light on a little known moment in history of our country. And the ruins of Tokyo look cool in a post apocalyptic kinda way.
A beautiful glimpse into American history
One of the best films this year, I know that might sound like an overstatement but Matthew Fox & Tommy Lee Jones were fantastic. I'm glad to see Tommy Lee still hasn't lost his 'ole spark!
The romance parts didn't really bother me, I actually almost balled my eyes out. Great movie, definitely worth a watch if you like American history and a touch of romance.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2013
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