The Last Emperor Reviews

February 26, 2019
A modern filmmaker could have all the good qualities of this film but make it in Mandarin with a better, more compelling script and it could be an amazing film.
January 7, 2014
The story is colorful and sometimes unpredictable, so it's rarely boring. But it's rarely much deeper than the emperor's favorite rice bowl.
November 10, 2004
March 8, 2004
May 20, 2003
The Last Emperor is like an elegant travel brochure. It piques the curiosity. One wants to go. Ultimately it's a let-down.
January 1, 2000
We need more than elegant parallels and lavish production values. We need tension, characterization, drama.