Written February 28, 2017
Enjoyed seeing a film with some meat for thought. Makes you consider opening some history books and visiting the Japan plus almost seventy years!
Written July 26, 2016
My Dad is/was a Pacific area vet and saw the carnage upclose and he says that it's a pretty good evaluation of what was going on in Japan. He was also in part of the clean up crew that visited several of the devasted areas. This movie is good for history buffs and people that are interested in the McArthur chain of events. Obviously he doesn't become president but it shows the lengths that people in high places will go to get MORE power. Parts of the movie slow down some, but the movie can't be classified as an "action" movie, it's really part love story and mostly history. It's a GO for me.
Written February 25, 2017
Great story. One of those tales that come out, long after the fact. Had no idea the US government actually thought to put Hirohito on trial for war crimes. Tommy Lee Jones added a bit of "swagger" to the cast. Understand why he was not central to the story. He delegated the task to a subordinate, which is what 4 star generals do.
Written February 13, 2016
the movie was very dull and cheesy... I've never seen Matthew Fox in a worse performance.
Written February 22, 2017
My favorite TV channels are the History and Military channels. This movie felt like it came directly from that source so I enjoyed it very much. I also liked that at the end they told what happened to the major players.