Emperor

Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Mar 5, 2013
    30
    Given its true-life basis, the story is already devoid of suspense regarding Hirohito’s ultimate fate, and Fellers’s inquiry is made more sluggish by dramatically inert conversations with Japanese officials.
  2. Reviewed by: Esther Yi
    Mar 2, 2013
    25
    Peter Webber's historical drama is blunt about its stylistic ambitions while at the same time failing to meet them, and the effect is one of sad ineffectuality.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Mar 8, 2013
    20
    There's really nothing definitive about Emperor. Or memorable, for that matter.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    10
    Surprisingly someone like tommy lee jones has compelled with a war film and Peter Webber has made a film so special that anyone will cry atSurprisingly someone like tommy lee jones has compelled with a war film and Peter Webber has made a film so special that anyone will cry at the climax. When I mean anyone I mean everyone. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. An interesting dramatic take on the people and affairs of the time. Roughly a third of the movie is dedicated to a romance that becomes central to the character. It seems to me entirely invented but it only detracts from the movie if one is looking for a documentary. The epilogue seemingly implies that Fellers is demoted related to his report or actions in the film. In reality this was not the case, many generals were reverted to colonel at the end of the war and Fellers was reinstated to the retired rank of brigadier general in 1948. Also the film mentions he was awarded the " Second Order of the Sacred Treasure" but strangely does not explicitly state that this was an honor awarded by Emperor Hirohito. Which I think makes it all the more unique and meaningful. Full Review »
  3. Nov 23, 2014
    0
    This movie is seriously rubbish, seems just like a typical weeaboo movie. It is seriously biased towards the japanese where they are trying toThis movie is seriously rubbish, seems just like a typical weeaboo movie. It is seriously biased towards the japanese where they are trying to justify their bloody actions happened during the World War Full Review »