Written August 20, 2014
We didn't know what to expect but it was one of the better movies this year. Not all exploding cars and killing people in excess. Held our attention. Tommy Lee is believable.
Written October 22, 2014
Excellent movie, well cast and beautifully crafted. The characters were fully developed and the directing was spot on..Tommy Lee Jones did a wonderful job showing us MacArthur at his arrogant best. Matthew Fox portrayed General Feller brilliantly..
This movie makes me want to delve further into the character and foibles of Douglas MacArthur...Everyone should see this movie.
Written April 26, 2013
Pretty cool to see what happened after the world war 2.
I didn't know about this part of history (after the war). I was enjoyable to see & learn about htis segment of history. I would recommend this to someone who even has a kinda intrest in history of WWII. Fox was good, TLJ is always fun to watch, with his cranky, no holds back attitude.
I recommend it.
Written August 27, 2014
The "romance" doesn't work, but it does contribute to the cultural explanations, through the heroin's family relations. It's always relevant and useful to re-cover historicevents and cultural clashes, and I enjoyed the movie nostalgicly, having served 4 years there in the '60s. One tweeter criticising the romantic involvement credibility stated that it started just before the war, but it actually started in 1932, long before the war. Again, flawed, but worthy.
Written March 11, 2013
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.