Emperor Synopsis
EMPEROR tells the story of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan.
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Emperor

By dicarlo60
This is all about what the USA did after the bombing of Japan to END the War. It throws in a love story. We really loved the movie, Mathew Fox of LOST fame does a great job as the main character...

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By jumperjohn1
Shows the devastation of the US firebombing of Tokyo to good effect. The "love story" distracts from the overall theme of assigning blame for war crimes. Jones is MacArthur by my understanding of...

NOT GREAT BUT INFORMATIVE FIM ABOUT WHETHER EMPEROR HIROHITO OF JAPAN SHOULD BE TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES AFTER WWII.

By Peneflix
It is tragic when a film has the genesis of greatness but somehow fizzles in the creation process; such is the case with “Emperor”. A fascinating slice of history, focusing on the demise of Japan’s...

Emperor - worth seeing if you value historic perspective over Hollywood glitz

By hugopaluchi
Emperor is thoughtful and compelling as it tells the story of a little-known American General, Bonner Fellers, his relationship with a young Japanese woman before the war, and his role in the...

Excellent history movie

By npd4866
This movie was better than I expected in some ways. I felt like they were in Japan in the movie and he pulled off McCarthur pretty well. The plot was excellent and being a history buff...I loved the...

Historical Fiction, Not Historical Fact

By jeffjohnson67
I lived in Japan and have studied Japanese history during the WWII period. "Emperor" is historically inaccurate. The love affair that is central to the plot never happened. The real Japanese girl that...

Emperor

By marileekessler
Husband & I really enjoyed the movie. Tommy Lee, always good. Emulating MacArthur was a LITTLE over the top we thought (only according to photos we have seen of the real Mac). But Jones is always a...

Bait and Switch Marketing at its finest

By entoosee
You would think from the trailer that the movie was about Tommy Lee Jones but when you actually go see the movie, you find out it is about Matthew Fox. Fox isn't the best actor in the world as seen...

EXCELLENT MOTION PICTURE BASED ON FACTUAL EVENTS

By oandroplex700
We saw this movie last night, and were truly impressed, tommy lee jones truly captured the essence of MacArthur, the movie flowed rather well, the story truly opened my eyes to events about the...

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By qtpi410
The movie should not be advertised as Tommy Lee Jones being a main character. Matt Fox was the main character but I guess Jones name had to be front and center to draw people to the film. That...

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Rated PG-13 | For for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical)
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Common Sense Media says MacArthur meets Hirohito in interesting historical drama.
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