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Letters from Iwo JimaThe movie follows General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the American-educated general as he courageously leads the Japanese resistance to the massive American onslaught of the island of Iwo Jima during World War II.Keywords:
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Directors of "Letters from Iwo Jima"Clint EastwoodBirthdate: 31 May 1930, San Francisco, California, USA
Creators of "Letters from Iwo Jima"Iris Yamashita
Critic Reviews of "Letters from Iwo Jima"Time OutFebruary 22, 2007
An even more sombre affair, as beautifully restrained as the earlier film but also, despite its scenes of battle, death, suicide and suffering, shockingly intimate.Time OutFebruary 03, 2007
The movie's sense of doom is powerfully conveyed; one graphic scene has weeping soldiers blowing themselves up with grenades.Chicago ReaderJanuary 27, 2007
Indirectly but cogently comment on our experiences of other movies. Having Japanese soldiers as heroes allows us to reconsider the didacticism we've been handed in the past.Orlando SentinelJanuary 19, 2007
The proper way to appreciate Letters and Flags is to treat them as complimentary halves of the same epic movie, a Godfather war epic. One half is plainly more ambitious than the other, but both have virtues that distinguish them.Miami HeraldJanuary 19, 2007
By placing us on the opposite side of the battlefield, the movie forces us to approach it from a fresh perspective. The technique also lends Letters an uncommon timelessness.Houston ChronicleJanuary 19, 2007
Where Flags heaved its characters through war and psychic trauma without first allowing us all to get acquainted, Letters takes such care with its protagonists that they awaken and descend from the screen.Suite101.comSeptember 19, 2010
Modern-day echoes of being snookered into a bad war aren't lost on Clint Eastwood, and "Letters from Iwo Jima" delivers an overwhelmingly powerful eulogy for the death of righteousness in combat on either side of the line.ReelTalk Movie ReviewsOctober 23, 2009
Not an anti-war tract or a glorification but, rather, a fair consideration of humanity that exists within the inhumanity of armed conflict.Boston PhoenixApril 23, 2009
Eastwood is a master of the extended look (this comes from the two directors he acknowledges as his own masters, Sergio Leone and Don Siegel), the look that stretches time and that is blinded by what it sees.Fayetteville Free WeeklyFebruary 02, 2009
The most important film of 2006 was Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima. In 20 years Letters from Iwo Jima will be a classic.Hollywood.comNovember 20, 2008
War is hell, always has been, and movies will continue to confirm it for anyone who might doubt. In this case, though, Letters only shows that for all the different perspective the other side of a war could have, it's the same old movie clichés.
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