Letters from Iwo Jima

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 78 (Rank from 2006: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill95(full review)
Bryan Lienesch80 - The film's one critical fault is that, at times, the battle of Iwo Jima ACTUALLY feels like 36 days....or more.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 4

People Involved

  • Ken Watanabe (General Tadamichi Kuribayashi)
  • Kazunari Ninomiya (Saigo)
  • Tsuyoshi Ihara (Baron Nishi)
  • Ryo Kase (Shimizu)
  • Shido Nakamura (Lieutenant Ito)
  • Hiroshi Watanabe (Lieutenant Fujita)
  • Eijiro Ozaki (Lieutenant Okubo)
  • Luke Eberl (Sam)
  • Hiro Abe (Lt. Colonel Oiso)
  • Sonny Saito (Medic Endo)
  • Steve Santa Sekiyoshi (Kanda)
  • Yuki Matsuzaki (Nozaki)
  • Clint Eastwood (Director)