AppurushÓdo (Appleseed) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

AppurushÓdo (Appleseed) Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
The stock characters and leaden stretches of expository dialogue are welcome evidence that there's still no computer program capable of telling a decent story.
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February 9, 2006
Shut your brain down for optimal viewing pleasure.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 26, 2005
It's busy, stiff, artificial graphics are a perfect match for its busy, stiff, artificial plot.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
January 25, 2005
Newbie viewers will be left twiddling their thumbs while waiting for Deunen's next bout of butt-kicking action sequences.
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
January 14, 2005
Yes, it looks good, but it doesn't come close to exploring the grand themes it has in mind, or to ascending anywhere near the landmarks of anime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
January 14, 2005
A cross-pollination of eye-popping combat and provocative ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 14, 2005
The action scenes might grab you, but there's a lot of talky downtime.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 14, 2005
Though Appleseed has its selling points, it's not an especially strong entry in the genre, despite the presence of so many pneumatic heroines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
January 14, 2005
This long-overdue big-screen adaptation makes it hard to tell what was so revolutionary about the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2005
Dazzling visually but is flattened by corny dialogue better suited to the 1936 Flash Gordon serial, a needlessly hard to follow plot and heavy-handed exposition clotted with pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 13, 2005
Has a plot that frolics in the no-man's land between fiendish complexity and utter incomprehensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
January 13, 2005
Despite swaths of verbal exposition and a tendency to overdose on robot action sequences, the film has enough originality to interest demanding fans of the genre.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 2005
The bizarre gulf between the realism of the backgrounds and the stylization of the characters undermines a story line about a conspiracy to rid Utopia of 'bio-roids.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 13, 2005
The spectacle of the Appleseed anime characters performing Matrix gymnastics proves to be less than awe-inspiring.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2005
In the clash of 2-D and 3-D images, Appleseed emerges as the cracked-voiced, pasty-faced example of computer animation's clumsy adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
January 12, 2005
The supposedly human face of our metal-plated robocop's partner -- the inevitable curvy female in a leather jump suit -- is an inexpressive, glossy doll mask, untouched by human hands.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 12, 2005
Even in a cartoon this technically astounding, most of the characters appear to have sprung from the DNA of Astro Boy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 11, 2005
For all the movie's impressive figure and facial modeling, as well as the superfluid humanoid motion, any depth is purely an illusion.