The love story was ineffective almost to the point of being a distraction. This movie provides a very good depiction of a historically significant event that is all but ignored in movies and text. And Takataro Kataoka is realistic as Emperor Hirohito himself. Mar 29, Rating: Half crinoline romance, half crusty military-history lesson. Masayoshi Haneda plays a translator and aide and manages to pull off a role that has dignity despite the harrowed and dishevelled appearance of the character.

Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher Hatsune who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart. To those expecting an elaborate drama, you’ll be disappointed, as the film doesn’t conclude in a way that is satisfactory. A story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policies , and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Mar 22, Full Review…. Masayoshi Haneda as Takahashi. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account.

It is just a shame that he doesn’t get more screen time. Genres Drama History War. Jun 20, Rating: Nov 29, Full Review…. This is not an action movie,though a few action scenes exist. At Home With Amy Sedaris.

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Still, it offers a good view of an important time in world history. The little-known historical events provide a pointed exploration of a momentous collision of two cultures. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.

Isao Natsuyagi Teizaburo Sekiya. Mar 28, Rating: Seamless transitions between history and entertainment, the cast of this movie especially the Japanese ones expertly capture the complexity of what is the Japanese culture and psyche psih post WWII reconstruction. Interwoven is the story of Fellers’ love affair with Aya, a Japanese exchange student he had met years previously in the U.

I Am the Night. Do the Psif Need a Host? As General Douglas MacArthur Jones suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – and psychological warfare – General Bonner Fellers Foxto covertly investigate the looming question hanging 212 the country: I thought I might be the only one who found this film interesting since I spent 7 years in Japan and happened to be there when Emperor Hirohito died.


MacArthur is, historically, the man who made the real decisions, and, especially as played by Jones, a figure far more fascinating than Fellers. In fact, epics like MacArthur and Inchon proved to be major disappointments. View All Critic Reviews It’s just unfortunate that the film’s occasional subtitle and title cards are done in a really small and difficult to read font. Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers. This should have been a much better emmperor.

Fellers loved Japan and had visited it, and had produced for the American military a crucial assessment of the Japanese military mind. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur Jonesthe de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers Fox is charged with subtitlew a decision of historical importance: Jones’ MacArthur assigns emperlr task to Matthew Fox’s character as he is an expert on Japan – now Fox’s character has only 10 days to investigate the Emperor’s involvement and come to a decision.

It was not clear at the beginning of this film whether it was a true story or a story based around true events. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.

Fellers was close to MacArthur, having served with him even before the war. In real life, Fellers had some connections to Japan, even to the Imperial Household, and he had a close friendship with a former female Japanese exchange student whom he knew from Earlham College in Indiana. As MacArthur, Tommy Lee Jones gives an outstanding performance, and the film is worth seeing for that alone.

The film strongly hints that MacArthur had already made up his mind about the treatment of Hirohito, which he almost certainly had, but wanted Fellers to supply the rationale for his decision. The quibble I had with the movie is that it tries to create a sense of urgency and suspense, but since it’s based on historical events it largely fails.


Toshiyuki Nishida General Kajima. Christian C Super Reviewer. Anyone who has taken history in high school should know how it turned out.

Mar 22, Full Review…. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Chris Weber Super Reviewer. Director Peter Webber has said quite rightly that MacArthur has emeror been particularly successfully treated on the screen.

The cast are good here, and the story is quite good, but there are plenty of things to have been improved upon. By contrast, the part of Fellers Matthew Fox of “Lost” seems dull, unfocused, and even clumsy, particularly considering the crucial days in which it is set.

Tommy Lee Jones also does an amazing portrayal of MacArthur in copying his mannerisms and affect. I mean, the film has some very good performances, and it told a truly engrossing story.

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Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher Hatsune who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart. Tommy Lee Jones is plainly englisn lots of fun as the blustering larger- than-life Douglas MacArthur, and Matthew Fox delivers a good performance with moments of extreme intensity.

Eriko Hatsune subtjtles perfect in the role of an intelligent woman caught between tradition and emotion. Sep 6, Rating: The love affair, that parallels this story is a good one and one that exposes the prejudice that existed against any Japanese woman who dared marry outside her culture. It all ads up to a big “M’EH”. It’s just a pity it didn’t capitalize on them more. Emperor isn’t a slow film, but it takes its time, focusing more on the nuance of the investigation and the deconstruction of its social message instead of pushing for high drama.