Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)

Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

TOMATOMETER

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Movie Info

The Euro-electro-pop of Daft Punk is married to an epic sci-fi story line in this ambitious anime project conceived by the band, Manga legend Leiji Matsumoto, and director Kazuhisa Takenouchi. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar System involves the plight of talented musicians from a neighboring galaxy who are brought to earth by an evil corporation. Stripped of their immense talents, they are turned into a band of emotionless, hit-churning automatons named The Crescendolls. As they … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: CÚdric Hervet, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Thomas Bangalter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2003
Runtime:

WATCH IT NOW

News & Interviews for Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A futurist Fantasia that incidentally beats the pants off of Disney's own Fantasia 2000.

Full Review… | March 29, 2004
MovieMartyr.com

To anyone who digs anime or Daft Punk's flavor of dance beat ... it could easily be a dazzling delight.

Full Review… | January 2, 2004
Window to the Movies

This is a film you go to for the pretty pictures, for the neon and the quirky shapes, for the mix of 80s retro style with the fashions of today.

December 14, 2003

Just when it starts looking cheap and cheerful there's a whizzy sequence that takes our breath away.

Full Review… | November 4, 2003
Shadows on the Wall

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Interstella 5555 is a rewarding fantasy that is delightfully imaginative. The story is a dialogue-free production. Relying simply on observable cues and music with minimal sound effects can somewhat limit its appeal to the casual viewer. Although it lacks the adult themes typical of anime (it is unrated), I suspect the fuzzy narrative will be a bit esoteric for young viewers. It's hard for an adult to understand what is happening at times. Another quibble is that the 4:3 aspect ratio is better suited to an antiquated TV screen than the widescreen standard of today. Yet as a completely wordless experience, the hypnotic visual complement to Daft Punk's music is a rather original concept. I really enjoyed the 70s disco aesthetic. It's dated in a joyfully modern approach.

hobster1
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

This is the direction that live techno/house/etc clubs need to take - synching narrative visuals to a music mix. On top of this film's artistic accomplishment, the story is interesting and original, and the mix is superior indeed (it's Daft Punk, what do you expect?). This is not a true musical as it is exclusively music throughout (most without lyrics), and it cannot be properly compared to other group's attempts at concept movies (like Tommy). Still, it's the only "rock opera" that can hold your attention (if you like dance/electronica/etc).

Stinger839
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Daft Punk movie. Needless say more than enjoy it and have a great night out.

rezpatriot
Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer

Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem on our Movie forum!