From one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, Steven Spielberg, comes an epic film telling the story of a young boy's determination to survive in the face of the devastating events that transpire after Japan invades Shanghai on December 8, 1941.

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4.5 out of 5
323 Ratings
323 Ratings

74% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: One of Steven Spielberg's most ambitious efforts of the 1980s, Empire of the Sun remains an underrated gem in the director's distinguished filmography.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Beautiful but grim WWII saga through a boy's eyes.

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