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A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan. Tommy Lee Jones had me at “Let's show them some good old-fashioned American swagger.” Jones’ gruff portrayal of General MacArthur in this post WWII film steals the spotlight in a historical drama sure to captivate audiences. Emperor is masterfully done, balancing the weight of a daunting task with the personal tribulations of a love story with a woman as well as a country. I am a fan of WWII era stories and films, and this stands out as a favorite because of the quiet focus on a deeply emotional story rather than highlight big budget action sequences. This brilliantly shot film had me »

- Zoë Gulliksen

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