EmperorAfter Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender, General MacArthur suddenly feel the importance of himself to manage a foreign nation. He challenges his expert General Fellers must provide proof to make decision about the fate of the Japanese Emperor who is admired by many people.Keywords:
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Directors of "Emperor"Peter WebberBirthdate: 1968, UK
Creators of "Emperor"Vera BlasiDavid Klass
Critic Reviews of "Emperor"Time OutOctober 01, 2013
It's all done with care and authentic Japanese locations ... But there's scant drama.Globe and MailMarch 29, 2013
A stodgy movie that mixes dubious history with a clichéd, Madame Butterfly romance story, set in the period immediately following Japan's surrender in 1945.Toronto StarMarch 28, 2013
Emperor falls prey to the temptations endemic to historical docudrama: the desire to pack a miniseries' worth of events into one feature-length film, with romance tossed in for added appeal.VarietyMarch 22, 2013
Half crinoline romance, half crusty military-history lesson.AV ClubMarch 14, 2013
Offers a labored treatise on the Japanese national character, with endless speeches about honor, devotion, loyalty, and the people's reverence for their emperor as a human deity.Newark Star-LedgerMarch 08, 2013
Just a dull procedural, with the bland Matthew Fox driving around in a jeep and asking questions and not having them answered.Epoch TimesJune 20, 2016
Imagine if POTUS was considered by U.S. citizenry to be a living god. Japanese emperors were. Does one then hang a living god as a war criminal? A riveting period portrayal.Shadows on the WallOctober 11, 2013
The little-known historical events provide a pointed exploration of a momentous collision of two cultures.Irish TimesOctober 11, 2013
Emperor will do well enough. But if you want a more nuanced take on the same events, check out Alexander Sokurov's extraordinary The SunTotal FilmOctober 07, 2013
Fun when Jones is around, dull when he's not, it's all just a little bit of history repeating.Observer (UK)October 06, 2013
Hokey monologues about the finger of historical blame are interspersed with perfume-ad flashbacks to idyllic days of love; you half expect Andrew Lloyd Webber to descend from on high to provide a few touching show tunes.Birmingham MailOctober 04, 2013
The climax, when MacArthur finally meets Hirohito, is fascinating - and validated by the end-credit, picture-led round-up of what happened to the leading characters.
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