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The Last Emporer

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The Last Emperor

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
160 minutes
performer:
Joan Chen, John Lone, Peter O'Toole
director:
Bernardo Bertolucci
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Bernardo Bertolucci
genre:
Drama, Historical

We gave it a B+

Numbingly beautiful, numbingly long, the director’s cut of Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1987 Best Picture winner clocks in at a taxing 218 minutes, with the extra hour mainly devoted to unnecessary extended footage of sumptuous chinoiserie. B+

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