Empire of the Sun Reviews

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August 23, 2016
Empire of the Sun is a breathtaking movie in its scope and energy. It's just that, true to its childlike quality, this film is just a little too over-anxious to get its point across.
August 21, 2014
Spielberg knows how to tell a story and this one is worth telling.
April 7, 2013
The best mix in his directorial career between typical Spielbergian flourishes of audience-friendly spectacle and seriousness of intent.
April 5, 2012
Arguably Spielberg's strangest object.
January 2, 2011
Beautiful, but lacking WWII saga about a boy.
May 17, 2009
Spielberg...displays a progressive and sophisticated awareness of issues of class and race that may be viewed as an apology for the casual imperialist and racist assumptions of his Indiana Jones series.
May 17, 2009
Christian Bale, then 13, is a revelation as Jim, an obnoxious British colonial child being brought up in luxury in China.
June 2, 2008
No special use is made of the talents of Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano and the others, so it is up to young English thesp Bale to engage the viewer's interest, which he does superbly.
March 2, 2008
One of Spielberg's best films, yet seldom shown.
March 1, 2008
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