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Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, Empire of the Sun stars Christian Bale as a spoiled young British boy, living with his wealthy family ... Show synopsis

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  • beautiful movie Feb 14, 2013
    by Luc

    Beautiful movie that didn't get enough recognition. Should be required viewing for High Schoolers - and everyone.

  • Apr 21, 2011
    by normin

    Movie was as advertised and arrived in good condition. We enjoyed it, and will watch it again.

  • Not historical Jun 11, 2009
    by NormanDreiser

    This movie was a disappointment on finding it was "based" on memoirs and was just too fantastic to begin with. Aside from the desire to kill the damn kid, or at least slap him silly, I found the movie too long; the ending was dragged out far too long. Great acting or overacting, as you will. John Malkovitch turned in another great performance, but no one else did. For a far more accurate movie about internment camps, watch "Three Came Home" starring Claudette Colbert.

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