Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970

Critics score:
57 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Vincent Canby, New York Times: As history, it seems a fairly accurate account of what happened, although it never much bothers its head about why. As film art, it is nothing less than a $25-million irrelevancy. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It's rare for a feature film to attain the trifecta of entertaining, informing, and educating. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Tora! Tora! Tora! is one of the deadest, dullest blockbusters ever made. Read more

Time Out: The climax, in particular, manages to be more than just a shoot-out, with Fleischer's intelligent direction generating a real feeling of chaos and apocalypse. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Both overall director Richard Fleischer and his Japanese counterparts do a dull job, and the monotonously low-key tone of scene after scene almost suggests that each was filmed without a sense of ultimate slotting in the finished form. Read more