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Summer Wars (Sama Wozu) Reviews

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Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com

A charming allegory for man - or woman - against machine, Summer Wars is an eye-popping symphony of colour and imagination that leaps from the screen to blow the viewer's mind.

Full Review Source: TheDivaReview.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Far from resorting to easy, reactionary technophobia, Hosoda shows Japan's age-old traditions being upheld throughout different generations, with the beautifully realised digital community of OZ proving as much the solution as the problem.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

March 28, 2011
Andy Klein
Brand X

Where Hosoda shines is in the Oz-world visuals. The various confrontations with Love Machine in cyberspace are completely engaging - metaphorical visual representations of virtual conflicts in the manner of Tron: Legacy and Inception.

Full Review Source: Brand X

January 27, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The filmmakers can't keep the strands of their clumsy plot straight, but they create brilliant images and manipulate them with blithe abandon.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 20, 2011
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An enjoyably trippy Japanese animated feature from director Mamoru Hosoda, Summer Wars combines real-world drama (school crushes, testy relatives) with virtual-world dramatics.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

January 20, 2011
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The story's been done better (and balder) in Die Hard With A Vengeance

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: c

January 16, 2011
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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The relationship between Kenji and Natsuki unfolds as blandly as a Debra Messing rom-com.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

January 14, 2011
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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It's a sugar rush of candy-colored images, a beautifully drawn tale of family tradition and a bracing brain tonic about the Internet's charms and vulnerabilities.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

January 7, 2011
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Summer Wars is every bit as good as anime fans have been hoping it would be.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 7, 2011
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com

candy-colored anime

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 6, 2011
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A free-flowing amalgam of cyberthriller and high school romcom.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Fanciful and beautifully drawn but leaning a bit too much on clichés and coincidences...

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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It's no coincidence that the Second Life-style virtual universe thrown into turmoil in Summer Wars goes by the name of Oz. This spectacular anime entry from Mamoru Hosoda echoes that 1939 classic.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 6, 2011
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Running almost two hours, its increasingly convoluted narrative may be too difficult to follow for younger viewers. But its thematic ambition and dazzling visual style ultimately make it one of the more rewarding anime efforts to reach these shores.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 6, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The story unfolds in unconvincing fashion, and the sci-fi elements seem silly rather than suspenseful.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2011
Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
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It's hard to appreciate things like the character detail amid the insufferably squealy voicing and arbitrary suspense.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 29, 2010
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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There's a lovely, unhurried quality to Mr. Hosoda's storytelling, which nicely matches the clean, classically composed images of his outer story.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2010
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Hosoda adds enough dimensions to his characters and kinetic battles that the serene real world seems like a dream state.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 24, 2010
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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Celebrates togetherness and bravery as much as binary-mathematics expertise.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2010
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