Patlabor WXIII - The Movie (2003)

Patlabor WXIII - The Movie



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This third Patlabor movie finds detectives Kusumi and Sinichiro investigating a string of deadly labor accidents in Tokyo Bay. Kusumi discovers that Sinichiro's new girlfriend, a genetic research assistant, could hold a secret that is vital to their investigation, and he is determined to unearth it one way or another. With loyalties clashing and government and military cover-ups abounding, they eventually get a glimpse of the treacherous secret weapon WEXIII: Wasted Thirteen. Now the two … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Animation, Anime & Manga, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tori Miki
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On DVD: Apr 8, 2003


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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

A cheesy monster movie.

Full Review… | January 24, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

[T]wo encounters with the beast WXIII - first in a darkened factory, and later in an empty stadium, to the strains of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in G Minor (Pathétique) - elevate the disappointingly flat animation into a vivid fable of monster and morality

Full Review… | January 15, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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This above-average anime puts character development before action, although there are still enough fisticuffs, robots and monsters to hold the interest of the genre's core otaku (fan boy) audience.

January 11, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Its solid story makes for decent viewing.

January 10, 2003
New York Post
Top Critic

The trouble is that it's impossible to say with any certainty what's going on from one moment to the next -- and that at the end it becomes clear it has been a great deal more inaccessible than necessary.

Full Review… | January 9, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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If WXIII ... is terrific in ambience, it fails to connect the dots of its subplots.

Full Review… | January 9, 2003
New York Times
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