Spriggan Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Characterisation is regulation thin, plotting largely nonsensical, 'camerawork' and effects increasingly pyrotechnical until an amazing final light show inside the Ark.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
October 11, 2001

Much of Spriggan feels like an apocalyptic Arnold Schwarzenegger cartoon, with lots of automatic gunfire, rivers of blood and dialogue that could have been written by a theologically inclined 11-year-old with a thing for explosions.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 11, 2001

It's often fun to look at, if that's your bag, but when Yu defensively exclaims, 'We can't all be Schwarzenegger,' you know how low they've set the bar.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
November 4, 2001

Visuals are all that this movie has going for it. If the sound system in your theater dies, it won't make any difference.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 12, 2001

Though 'Spriggan' manages to be both ludicrously convoluted and peculiarly childish, its worst fault is that it's mind-numbingly violent.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 14, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 12, 2002

Newcomers to anime would be better off checking out the likes of Ghost in the Shell, but fans of the genre won't be disappointed.

Shawn Levy
Oregonian
October 25, 2001

A better-than-average anime adventure.

Jay Hardwig
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2003

This animated 1998 actioner about a Japanese superspy out to defend the world's most guarded archaeological secrets from evil Americans has to be seen to be believed.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002

What this one has above many of its stablemates is a storyline that favours fanciful 'reality' over unbridled science-fiction extravaganza.

Eric Campos
Film Threat
December 8, 2002

The Spriggan are specially trained troops placed all over the world for the purpose of guarding historical artifacts - kinda sci-fi Indiana Joneses if you will.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
August 30, 2001

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 12, 2001

Kawasaki can stage an action sequence with the best of them.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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