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Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
  • R
  • 2h 21m
  • 2006
Certified Fresh91%
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Thirty-six days, 21,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead, and the course of a world war and of global history changed. Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List) teams with another Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven), to tell the unforgettable story of the World War II battle for the island of Iwo Jima in an epic two feature film story. On both sides, tens of thousands of men show countless acts of courage, endure grueling agony and sacrifice their lives in a battle that only one army will win. For the first time, American filmmakers show this turning point of the war from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers fighting to defend their homeland--Letters from Iwo Jima.The companion to this film, Flags of OurFathers, tells the story of the same battle from the American side.
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Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: A powerfully humanistic portrayal of the perils of war, this companion piece to Flags of our Fathers is potent and thought-provoking, and it demonstrates Clint Eastwood's maturity as a director.
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Common Sense Says
Eastwood offers a profound perspective on WWII.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this war drama deals with a very serious subject: the defeat of soldiers who know they'll die and that their cause is lost. Thanks to that and the fact that it's deliberately paced and spoken entirely in Japanese (with English subtitles), it will likely appeal only to older teens. The explosive action scenes include brutal battles with shootings, stabbings, and the use of flamethrowers -- resulting in dismemberment, beheading, burning, bloody injuries, and general chaos. Some wounded soldiers appear in distress, and U.S. Marines take and abuse prisoners. A dog is shot off screen (kids can be heard crying), and a beloved horse is killed in an explosion. A character dies of dysentery (off screen, though he's sick for some time). A couple of soldiers write letters home that reveal their awareness of their imminent bad ends. Characters smoke cigarettes, and officers drink in flashbacks.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:December 20, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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