The Japanese sneak attack that plunged the US into WW II is lavishly and fairly accurately, if not enthrallingly, brought to the screen in this Japanese-US coproduction. The strategies of the Japanese high command as they prepare to further their expansionist aims by destroying the main
American naval base in the Pacific are contrasted with the normal peacetime business of US government officials and military brass, only a few of whom are suspicious that the Japanese aren't sincere in their desire to negotiate. The film climaxes with the Pearl Harbor attack itself, re-created on
the actual locations with the kind of detail that only millions of Hollywood dollars ca...