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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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
322 Ratings
322 Ratings

71% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.8/10
  • Fresh 35
  • Rotten 14

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.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1987 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Bulgarian (Subtitles), Cantonese (Subtitles), Czech (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Netherlands) (Subtitles), Estonian (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Canada) (Subtitles, Stereo), French (France) (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Hungarian (Subtitles), Indonesian (Subtitles), Latvian (Subtitles), Lithuanian (Subtitles), Malay (Malaysia) (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Slovenian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles), Ukrainian (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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