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AppurushÓdo (Appleseed) Reviews

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Bill Gibron
September 26, 2009
It's an exceedingly brilliant combination of future shock set-up and old school moralizing, a deconstruction of what it means to be human rendered in tech tones so slick that you often forget you're watching a cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 2, 2007
the viewer who abstracts away from the more adolescent elements of plot will find that Appleseed has plenty of ideas at its core to keep the mind stimulated.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Shut your brain down for optimal viewing pleasure.
Matt McNally
August 16, 2005
There is plenty to admire from a technical and artistic standpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

E! Online
January 14, 2005
There's a little too much talking and not as many battle scenes as we would've liked, but Appleseed is still a decent pick.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
January 14, 2005
A cross-pollination of eye-popping combat and provocative ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 13, 2005
A visual marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
January 13, 2005
Despite swaths of verbal exposition and a tendency to overdose on robot action sequences, the film has enough originality to interest demanding fans of the genre.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I really wish I could have liked this more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
The stock characters and leaden stretches of expository dialogue are welcome evidence that there's still no computer program capable of telling a decent story.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 26, 2005
It's busy, stiff, artificial graphics are a perfect match for its busy, stiff, artificial plot.

Empire Magazine
August 19, 2005
It's an impressive effort, packed with ideas and good action scenes, but still trots out a clichťd plot about a super-soldier babe, a race of meek artificial people, giant robot suits, confusing conspiracies and a lot of explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 1, 2005
With all that gorgeous imagery, you'd think the filmmakers would have found a way to tell the story visually without using mountains of expositional dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Leslie Felperin
January 25, 2005
Newbie viewers will be left twiddling their thumbs while waiting for Deunen's next bout of butt-kicking action sequences.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
January 19, 2005
The filmmakers are too busy trying to justify their futuristic world, and not enough actually exploring it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 14, 2005
With so much going on in every frame, Appleseed is one of those anime projects that shouts you to sleep.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 14, 2005
Unfortunately, the story is painfully recycled, heavily indebted to Blade Runner (1982), along with healthy dollops of Beauty and the Beast, Isaac Asimov's robot stories and the mythological echoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
January 14, 2005
Yes, it looks good, but it doesn't come close to exploring the grand themes it has in mind, or to ascending anywhere near the landmarks of anime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 14, 2005
The action scenes might grab you, but there's a lot of talky downtime.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 14, 2005
Though Appleseed has its selling points, it's not an especially strong entry in the genre, despite the presence of so many pneumatic heroines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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