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Fails in one critical component: We are never made to care about the main character.
| Original Score: 3/5
[It] would deserve credit for being more thematically ambitious than the average animated film if it incorporated those themes with any aplomb.
| Original Score: 31/100
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frequently a stone bore.
A stylish if somewhat disjointed film.
The finest anime film I've ever seen.
| Original Score: A
Insofar as the movie recreates Japanese film history, it's as a means of exploring history more generally.
| Original Score: 9/10
Arty Japanese animated drama is too complex for little ones.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kon and co-writer Sadayuki Murai's cleverly slippery story bursts with real passion, overcoming the lack of technical achievement.
This wonderfully unique film is classic anime, but its story is so ingenious, it seems a genre unto itself.
| Original Score: B
"Millennium Actress" is about unrequited love, devotion, perseverance and hope told in a startlingly simple manner yet with epic proportions.
| Original Score: A-
Millennium Actress is an enchanting Japanese animated film about a woman whose life is propelled by the yearning in her heart for a mysterious stranger.
Delightfully warm and unexpectedly, deeply humanistic...
... Japan has always been more open to the possibilities of the medium to tell sophisticated, mature stories; and this is both, in the best sense of the definition.
A complex narrative strategy is muddied by emotionally stunted characters in this ambitious and visually sophisticated Japanese anime.
| Original Score: 3/4
To watch Millennium Actress' is to witness one cinematic medium celebrating another, an expression of movie love that is wonderfully eccentric and deeply affecting.
The movie's narrative can be taxingly ornate, but there's something beautiful about its metaphorical conflation of politics and glamour, the real and the fictional.
The animation may not be as breathtaking as we have seen in other anime movies, but what it lacks in visual style it makes up for with a good story.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Millennium Actress is smart and complex and beautifully constructed.
Paints a vivid portrait, blending pathos and unrequited love with a rich collage of Japanese history