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Heavy Metal Reviews

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August 5, 2014
Exemplifies the notion that the euphemism "adult material" almost exclusively denotes content which is chiefly of appeal to people other than adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 30, 2012
In 1981, this may have been state-of-the-art animation, but now it looks rudimentary, clunky, and flat. The writing, likewise, is flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 26, 2009
Initial segments have a boisterous blend of dynamic graphics, intriguing plot premises and sly wit that unfortunately slide gradually downhill.
February 9, 2006
Fantasies that are gratuitously sexist and Fascist (macho whoring and warmongering), and whose roots reach all the way back to post-hippie paranoia, feed the tangled plot-lines of a movie that... should disappoint even the teenage wet-dreamers.
April 8, 2001
...visually stunning some of the time and stunningly juvenile the rest.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
October 26, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Asked if I wanted to see it again, I figured, why not? I would have remembered if it was really bad. But memory does play tricks.
January 1, 2000
This is simply exploitation on a very juvenile level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
A wildly sophomoric and stupid cartoon celebrating gore, rape and bad music.
April 16, 2007
It's a mixed bag, but successful in a mindless, adolescent way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2008
You have to conclude that its makers should have got out more.
February 12, 2010
Archly stunted and incalculably influential
July 26, 2002
Wild animation, tons of blaring rock music, and fanboy wish fulfillment fantasies of the freakiest order. Good campy fun.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 17, 2007
...An unabashed crowd-pleaser. Whenever possible, it goes for the fight scene, the sex joke, the jiggly breasts...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2016
It's definitely watchable for fans that appreciate the exploitative pulp nature of the magazine set to excellent rock music.
July 25, 2005
Anyone from the era will love it, while everyone else simply won't get it at all.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
This animated movie based on the comics of the same title is fun once you accept it on its own terms, i.e., brainless and adolescent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2003
Heavy Metal despite all of its flaws and anacrhonisms, nevertheless represents something of a refreshment in today's sterile climate.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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