• Akira
    1 minutes 44 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Akira Reviews

Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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Pounding away, it becomes monotonous.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 10, 2013
Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times
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A compendium of the worst cliches of Japanese animation -- two hours of chases, laser attacks, machine-gun battles, spilled stage blood, computer-animated backgrounds and hokey dialogue.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 10, 2013
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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The movie, even at 124 minutes, has the densely packed sweep and go-for-it pep of a pop epic.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 7, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Grade-school violence freaks may find a few kicks here, but even they may have trouble coping with this ugly movie's ending about eight separate times.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 16, 2007
Variety Staff
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A lavish animation extravaganza produced at a cost of $8 million, this futuristic exploration is a followup by author-director Katsuhiro Otomo to his tremendously popular comic books.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 16, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet.

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February 9, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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A phenomenal work of animation with all the hallmarks of an instant cult classic.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 30, 2004
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 27, 2001
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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The most expensive animated feature ever made in Japan... and it's easily the most impressive, as well.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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