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After Japan surrenders to the US military, ending WWII, General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) must enter the country looking like a liberator, not a conqueror. Stepping into the shoes of the former Emperor, MacArthur looks to his advisor on Japanese culture (Matthew Fox) to avoid any missteps. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 07 Mar 2013
Video Release: 13 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Emperor Rated PG-13?

Violence: Mass destruction is seen after nuclear bombs are dropped. Actual wartime footage of the bomb dropping is included. Black and white photos of a Japanese soldier about to decapitate a man are very briefly seen. Discussions of men taking their own lives to avoid arrest are heard. A gunshot is heard and a man is seen with his head lying on a blood-covered desk after taking his life. Another character shoots himself behind an obscure glass window, with blood spurting onto the glass. A man is hit by a rock, leaving a small bloody wound on his forehead. A man, after consuming multiple drinks in a bar, engages in a fight with other men who are making derogatory remarks toward him.

Sexual Content: Prostitutes are depicted. A man and woman kiss passionately.

Language: A single sexual expletive is heard along with other infrequent profanities.

Drugs/Alcohol: Many scenes depict smoking. A few scenes depict drinking, sometimes to the point of drunkenness. An intoxicated man starts a fight in a bar.

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