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  • Summary: This film will explore an untold chapter in Japanese American history and the values of “Peace”. It describes how the MIS contributed to America’s victory and to Japan’s recovery after the World War II ended. (MIS FILM Partners)
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  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 5, 2012
    60
    The execution is a bit clumsy, but the documentary MIS: Human Secret Weapon shines a light on an interesting bit of World War II history.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Apr 4, 2012
    60
    When one MIS vet refers to "American soldiers" and doesn't include himself, his son-in-law corrects him, but even after all of his service to his country, the man still feels excluded, a sense that the film powerfully communicates throughout.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Apr 5, 2012
    50
    The accompanying trove of archival footage and photos, however, helps break the occasional monotony; the juxtaposition of these elderly vets with snapshots of their 1940s-era, uniformed selves is always affecting.
  4. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Apr 8, 2012
    50
    Junichi Suzuki's documentary ratchets up the sentiment when a cooler touch would have sufficed.
  5. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Apr 5, 2012
    12
    The documentary necessitates a degree of respect and sensitivity that makes it difficult to stress how bad it is.