Tora! Tora! Tora! Reviews

July 8, 2008
Both overall director Richard Fleischer and his Japanese counterparts do a dull job, and the monotonously low-key tone of scene after scene almost suggests that each was filmed without a sense of ultimate slotting in the finished form.
December 30, 2006
This big-budget, noble-but-dull account of the run up to Pearl Harbour is high on historical veracity but low on drama.
June 24, 2006
The climax, in particular, manages to be more than just a shoot-out, with Fleischer's intelligent direction generating a real feeling of chaos and apocalypse.
May 9, 2005
As history, it seems a fairly accurate account of what happened, although it never much bothers its head about why. As film art, it is nothing less than a $25-million irrelevancy.
October 23, 2004
Tora! Tora! Tora! is one of the deadest, dullest blockbusters ever made.
February 24, 2002
It's rare for a feature film to attain the trifecta of entertaining, informing, and educating.
June 13, 2001
Displaying an uncharacteristic even-handedness for Hollywood, this Japanese-American production is certainly the epic equal of Pearl Harbor, while consistently maintaining an almost unimpeachable honesty with its dual perspectives.