Tekon Kinkurīto (2007)



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Movie Info

A pair of feisty young street urchins attempts to protect an unnamed metropolis from a diabolical villain whose plans to raze the urban landscape on the behalf of malevolent real-estate developers threatens to destroy the very soul of the city. Street-smart youngsters Black and White do their best to defend their territory from rival gangs as local yakuza leader Suzuki, fearing that the town has lost its zeal, plots a triumphant return to form. A lifelong criminal with a serious zodiac fixation, … More

Rating: R (for some violent and disturbing images, and brief sexuality)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Anime & Manga, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Anthony Weintraub
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2007
Destination Films - Official Site


as Suzuki

as Vanilla, White

as Black

as Kimura

as Siro
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Critic Reviews for Tekon Kinkurīto

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

In the anime Tekkonkinkreet, two orphans of life's storms sail through the air like birds, like superheroes, like Jackie Chan.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Somewhat resembles Paprika, another recent piece of Japanimation. But director Michael Arias, a Tokyo-based American, doesn't fuse his striking graphics to a story anywhere near as satisfying.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

The dazzlingly intricate backgrounds are a marvel, and though the jam-packed story occasionally trips over its own sentimentality, it quickly rights itself every time.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Tekkonkinkreet, for all its architecturally grimy virtuosity and flourishes of anime cool, remains the story of a damaged city that can still point to one mighty example of brotherly love.

Full Review… | July 12, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Far less cartoonish than, say Pirates of the Caribbean 3. And its characters are the most poignant, and convincingly human, of the summer.

Full Review… | July 12, 2007
Top Critic

By the end of this phantasmagorical journey, I was as wrapped up in the precarious fate of these two wounded kids and the honorable yakuza warlords of Treasure Town as I've been in any film all year.

Full Review… | July 11, 2007
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tekon Kinkurīto

This is the sort of movie that I would normally love, but the story is not there. The animation, is of course, fantastic, beautiful, and original. I may be unfair to this movie though, as I couldn't get past 70 minutes in. The plot was just plain blah and I didn't have that instant interest in Black and White, whereas the best scifi animes of this sort are only good if you care about the characters, otherwise it's just a pretty pictures romp, and that's all I saw here. Granted, many people think I overpraise Metropolis (2001) and underpraise the first Ghost in the Shell, so I'm not a good barometer, as when it gets to my fave genres, that's where I'm the most picky, and I couldn't pick out anything about this movie that made me *love* it or even want to watch it again.

_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

I rewatched this movie again, I just can't believe how good it is. Not only is it visually stunning, it is fast, dynamic and has depth.
The connection between the two brothers (who are strays, and orphans) is touching and powerful.
I already said too much, just see it.

Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

It's not just that the animation is superb, this movie has a lovely blending of nostalgia and futurism, permeated throughout by the surreal. The story is subtly complex and multipart and the characters are three-dimensional, with many of them sympathetic in different ways, like a multifaceted reflection of humanity.

Corwin McAllister

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