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Letters from Iwo Jima

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Clint Eastwood

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About the Movie

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima tells the untold story of the Japanese soldiers who defended their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of Iwo Jima itself, the unprecedented tactics of General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe, The Last Samurai) and his men transform what was predicted to be a swift defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat. Their sacrifices, struggles, courage and compassion live on in the taut, gripping film Rolling Stone calls "unique and unforgettable." It is the powerful companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 199
  • Fresh: 181
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Indirectly but cogently comment on our experiences of other movies. Having Japanese soldiers as heroes allows us to reconsider the didacticism we've been handed in the past. – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: Where Flags heaved its characters through war and psychic trauma without first allowing us all to get acquainted, Letters takes such care with its protagonists that they awaken and descend from the screen. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Eastwood is now 76, and Letters has the feel of a movie made by a man of experience. Almost stately in its tone, Letters reflects the wisdom of living; it's interested in observing how men behave when they know they can't win. – Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Letters is a work of whetted craft and judgment, tempered by Eastwood's years of life, moviemaking and the potent tango of the two. It is the work of a mature filmmaker willing to entertain the true power of the cinema. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


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I have been waiting so long for itunes to release this its one of my favorite movies of all time. the acting is flawless and the roles were casted perfectly. the music is the best part, its moving and simply magnificently done. if you dont mind the sub titles than i would call this a perfect movie.

Makes me cry

I am half-japanese myself, this movie has great acting, and tells the japanese side of world war 2, amazing film.

Letters from Iwo Jima
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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