Emperor

Japan 1945: General Douglas MacArthur was given a mission to decide the fate of a nation, the guilt of a leader, and the true price of peace.


Emperor
As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, General Douglas McArthur assigns General Fellers to decide if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

105 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, War, On the art circuit
You really are something of a distraction, you know ...
You really are something of a distraction, you know ...

Credits

Cast
Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida, Masayoshi Haneda, Kaori Momoi, Colin Moy
Director
Peter Webber
ScreenplayVera Blasi, David Klass, from the book by Shiro Okamoto
MusicAlex Heffes
CinematographyStuart Dryburgh
EditingChris Plummer
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced byKrasnoff Foster Productions, Fellers Film, United Performer's Studio

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate, occasional
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate impact, occasional
PrejudiceLow impact, occasional
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseModerate impact, frequent
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe effort to put a personal face on the major issue of occupation is as timely as Iraq and Afghanistan, but the execution is clumsy and cliché-ridden.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWith production values that indicate a fairly small budget, a languid pace that could nearly cure insomnia and a waste of historical material ripe for the picking, Emperor isn't bad enough to warrant any call for cinematic hara-kiri. But it does mean that the film earns just a 4 out of 10 score.
8
Metacritic.com
32 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
86 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite a typically strong performance from Tommy Lee Jones, Emperor does little with its fascinating historical palate, and is instead bogged down in a cliched romantic subplot.
6
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
5024 Netizens quote iconCompelling and Thought Provoking
13

Average .. 50%

10

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