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Emperor

Emperor
  • 2012
  • US/Japan
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Peter Webber
  • Cast: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones
  • Language: English/Japanese
  • UK release: 4 October 2013

Jones plays General MacArthur in this story based on the US Army's management of Japan after the Japanese surrender in World War II, focusing on the investigation of Emperor Hirohito. An unconvincing romance detracts from the compelling elements of politics and intrigue in this plodding but fitfully engaging drama.

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Emperor

30 Sep 20132 stars

Plodding military drama starring Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones

'I don’t need a history lesson', says Matthew Fox’s earnest General Bonner Fellers at one point during this plodding but fitfully engaging military drama. Inescapably though, a history lesson is what the film most often feels like. Despite telling a…

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