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June 13, 2013
I wanted to like this movie, but the whole production was rather cliched and mediocre. The TV movie Return to Manzanar was a more dramatic film, and far less amateurish. The director should have watched Saving Private Ryan or Tuskegee Airmen before starting this project. It did not have the emotional impact that it should have had.
½ June 4, 2012
Similar to "Passchendaele". Lane Nishikawa does a great Edward James Olmos imitation... or is that really his real voice?! The film was very predictable and the antithesis of poignant.
½ May 9, 2012
Unfortunately the tale of the Purple Heart Battalion was a bit of a sleeper...the battlefield scenes felt subdued, undramatic and staged.
January 13, 2012
A little slow but a good story. I never knew that this happened.
February 13, 2011
A little slow but a good story. I never knew that this happened.
January 19, 2011
Awfully melodramatic and littered with poor acting. It may be good at representing the extent at which the Japanese-Americans fought but falls into so many war-movie-clichés.
½ January 5, 2011
Telling the largely untold story of Japanese-American GIs during World War 2, who like the Tuskegee Airmen were segregated from 'white' Americans. The regiment is built up of previously enlisted soldiers largely from the Hawaiian Islands whose ranks were later swelled by men who enlisted from the dozen or so internment camps dotted around the US. Covering the story of 3 or 4 soldiers their fates and how they came to be in the military as they complete one mission and are on their way to embark upon another considered by the US Military to be one of the 10 most significant battles of the war. Throwing in familiar faces, Dacascos and Scott Lee with less familiar faces and small roles for Fahey, commander of the Texan platoon the Japanese-American soldiers are sent to rescue, and 'Pat' Morita as the father of one of the soldiers who died in an internment camp. Worth watching for both history buffs and anyone looking for a good place to start if interested in the plight of Japanese/Americans during World War 2.
½ December 2, 2010
Accurate depiction of how Japanese born in America males (Niseis) showed their patriotism by paying with their blood during WWII in Italy and France.
½ October 12, 2010
Watch for the cameo from Pat Morita (albeit a couple of minutes).
½ April 27, 2010
hi just an ok action movie could been abit better like ok i no was about a true story that these guys did but movie it self was abit shitty wasn't much action in it all u can see was guys fall down and get killed few Gerrie about but nothing like dirty doesen but again i can understand what theese guys did as the same as the black guys get treated like shit when u were born in the same countries
January 15, 2010
A gripping historical dramatization.
½ July 22, 2009
It was good to see a movie portraying what happened to the Japanese in America during WW2 and the role they played in our military.
December 26, 2008
An all inclusive story of the Japanese Americans who fought in World War II while their families were illegally interned in American Relocation camps.
This movie shows that Japanese Americans are Americans.....who fought and died to prove their loyalty to a country that treated them like second class citizens at that time
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