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Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) - Movie Details

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Action Drama War
141 min.
Release Date
December 20, 2006 (LA/NY)
January 19, 2007
DVD Release Date
May 22, 2007
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141 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for graphic war violence

Sixty-one years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them, Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe). With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick... Full synopsis »

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Letters from Iwo Jima is Clint Eastwood's follow-up to Flags of our Fathers, which was a unique, well acted but ultimately cluttered war picture. Thankfully, whether in response to constructive criticism on his first picture, which arrived in theaters only a couple months earlier than this new one, Iwo Jima is a simpler, more emotional film that develops its characters and provides a unique viewpoint on World War II from the perspective of the Japanese, something that has rarely been seen by American audiences. Full movie review »
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