Letters From Iwo Jima
War is hell.
This is the companion film to Eastwood's ''Flags of our Fathers'', and tells the story of the battle for Iwo Jima island from the Japanese perspective. We follow a diverse group of Japanese soldiers, with different opinions about the coming invasion, as they prepare for the American landing. During the process, the men write letters to their families back home (which were never delivered), and these thoughts provided the insights for the film. Reviews have been mixed, gaining high praise from some and less from others.
138 minutes, No persons under 16 (Violence)
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Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi IHara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takumo Bando, Yuki Matsuzaki
|Screenplay||Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, from the book by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido|
|Music||Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens|
|Editing||Joel Cox, Gary Roach|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Genre||War / drama|
|Violence||Frequent in context of war|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarYazeed Kamaldien||10|
|Die BurgerJeanne Hugo||15|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||15|
|The CitizenCathryn Pearman-Owens||16|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|Box Office (USA)Ray Greene||8|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers||18|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 70%||14|
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