Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Letters from Iwo Jima
7.1/10 by 372 users

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Release Date:December 19, 2006
MPAA Rating:MA15+
Genres:Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Production Company:DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros.
Production Countries:Japan, United States of America
Director:Clint Eastwood, Mable Lawson-McCrary
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Plot Keywords:world war ii, cave, dying and death, pacific theater, japanese army, imperial japan
  • Very Personal
    December 20, 2006
    Did it really last two and a half hours? It felt felt a lot shorter than that.
    No, this is not an action war film with nonstop blood baths. It is a film that pulls the humanity out of the monster that is war.
    This is one of, if not the best, movie ever directed by Clint Eastwood. I usually have a hard time following plots with many characters because they make me lose focus on the general story, but this one is done well. Not only am I engaged, I also become attached to every character and feel and understand their conflicts.
    It does not matter who fights on the right or wrong side of WWII. This film goes beyond that. It is about what is right or wrong for the individual human being. It excels as a story about the human heart.