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Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within Reviews

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 2/5

July 11, 2001
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Final Fantasy joins Tomb Raider and The Phantom Menace as movies whose moronic stories are mere vehicles to get the viewer from one game-challenge sequence -- a chase through canyons, a battle with aliens -- to the next.

July 10, 2001
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

When we see something with so little difference from humans, it just makes clearer how important that difference is.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 16, 2001
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

First computer animated movie to "star" actors.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 24, 2010
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

If human beings were made up entirely of eyeballs, this would be an instant classic.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/10

October 10, 2001
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 4/10

October 26, 2001
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Darned if the thing doesn't feel like a Saturday-morning adventure cartoon stretched out to feature-length.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

July 16, 2001
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

The animators put in a lot of hard work here, and they should be very proud of themselves. But frankly, if Final Fantasy is the future of movies, I'm taking up macramť.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C

October 24, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

By the movie's end, I was too busy sniggering at the horrible lines ... to enjoy the visuals.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

July 16, 2001
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Despite the utterly amazing animation and exciting action, this is nothing like its source material and is very disappointing in the end.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2/4

April 29, 2009
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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The human figure, however, remains a challenge to current CGI technology, since the detailing of hair and freckles, for instance, proves rather more credible than the marionette-like impression created by cold eyes and oddly unconvincing body movements.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

It's a paradox--it's at once exhilarating yet exhausting, thrilling yet boring, masterful yet banal.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C+

August 19, 2007
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

The filmmakers apparently have assumed that the advance in realistic animation techniques will create character, when all it really creates are images...

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

July 9, 2001
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

It's more than a little frustrating to be so stimulated visually while being spoon-fed incongruous spiritual mumbo jumbo and force-fed incompatible summer action conventions.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 10, 2001
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The clumsy script spells out exposition in the most blunt terms and a brave attempt to express subtle emotions in dramatic scenes is doomed by the limitations of the technology and the animator.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

July 10, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Apparently, about $100 billion and millions of hours of rendering cycles went into creating Dr. Beautiful's hair, and about $1.50 and a coffee break went into the script.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

July 11, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

As the first attempt at a photo-realistic animated movie, this is definitely worth seeing on the big screen.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It's just plain bewildering.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 2, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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At first it's fun to watch the characters ... But then you notice a coldness in the eyes, a mechanical quality in the movements.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2001
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Digital technology allows man to create man in his own image with greater sophistication than ever before, and the 'man' he creates is a bore.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

July 11, 2001

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