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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aardsy's rating of the film The Emperor Jones

    A singular performance.

  2. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Emperor Jones

    Paul Robeson was an enigmatic and strong screen actor worthy of being the first Afro American that pushed boundaries on cinema. What is fantastic about Emperor Jones is it's intelligence and how the character has a big moral compass before being swallowed by the capitalism and greed of the white world turning himself into a "new colonist" ruler where he takes control of an island to exploit it.

  3. THE APOLL0's rating of the film The Emperor Jones

    Bigoted stereotype's permeate from the beginning of the film onward in a movie supposedly about early Hollywood black empowerment; Robeson however when given a chance by the camera animates Brutus's struggle with skill that is only just being kept back from scene to scene.

  4. Diderot's rating of the film The Emperor Jones

    Paul Robeson is one of the greatest things that ever happened.

  5. El Biffo's rating of the film The Emperor Jones

    "There's little stealin', like you does, and there's big stealin', like I does. The little stealin will get you in jail sooner or later, but the big stealin' makes you emperor."