Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers


Pretty good as a poignant biography, but it meanders a bit. Not quite sure what story is being told.

Spielberg’s movie’s are too “perfect.” Too fomulaic, too staged, too scripted. And he seems to have a things for WWII, prison camps, and innocent young boys.

Pretty nice cast. Bale is good, and so is Malkovitch. He’s actually got a pretty good sense of humor.

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