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Ninja Scroll Reviews

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Keir Roper-Caldbeck
The Skinny
December 6, 2012
What dazzles most is the contrast between the beautifully rendered, pastoral backdrops of crags, waterfalls, forests, and temples, and the gruesome, stylized violence that takes place against them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep
November 29, 2012
For those seeking the best ninja/samurai action on screen, there are dozens of live action movies either directed by Akira Kurosawa or based on manga by Kazuo Koike that are much better films than Ninja Scroll.
Henry Barnes
Guardian
November 22, 2012
A wandering ronin takes on a posse of supernatural ninjas in a whipcracking race that never lets reality get in the way of a hearty bout of blood-lettting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
November 22, 2012
It may be a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing - but all that demon-whupping sure is fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
November 22, 2012
Its baroque sadism and sexism hasn't aged well, but it still packs a visceral kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ben Walters
Time Out
November 20, 2012
What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in often dazzling animation ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film
November 19, 2012
One of the most influential animes ever made ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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