4.5 Failed Epic filmfence | 07/10/2007 | See all filmfence's reviews (17) Tora Tora Tora is typically American but in a way that does deliver a sense of the shattering experience of the occurrence of the unexpected. The introduction and build-up from the Japanese and American aspects of the attack on Pearl Harbour are well balanced and viewed from both sides in a manner that encourages the viewer to accept that it is done fairly. The attack itself is delivered very effectively emphasising the impact of surprise and does nothing to sensationalise the destruction as was found in the more recent film 'Pearl Harbour'.The acting however is the let down in many instances and in particular from the American actors who can offer only one truly notable name in Joseph Cotton. The rest do little to add strength to this lengthy film.The Japanese cast are far more effective adding passion and emotion with commitment and character. whilst their dialogue is subtitled into English which adds to the impact .All in all a very watchable film that never quite meets its true potential.