Emperor Loses Its Way

General scene-stealer.  Tommy Lee Jones as General MacArthur

General scene-stealer. Tommy Lee Jones as MacArthur.

Peter Webber’s Emperor opens in the UK this Friday, 4 October.  A sincere effort to re-appraise a little-known part of post Second World War history, this had the potential to be fascinating.  But a distracting love story weighs it down and makes it over-long.  Even Tommy Lee Jones as General MacArthur can’t pull it back from the brink.

For my full review, go to http://www.filmoria.co.uk/2013/09/emperor-review/

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