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Akira Reviews

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April 16, 2007
Grade-school violence freaks may find a few kicks here, but even they may have trouble coping with this ugly movie's ending about eight separate times.
April 16, 2007
There is a moral here about mankind's lust for power, but it never clearly emerges from the spectacle of destruction and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2007
A lavish animation extravaganza produced at a cost of $8 million, this futuristic exploration is a followup by author-director Katsuhiro Otomo to his tremendously popular comic books.
February 9, 2006
An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet.
May 3, 2005
A furious spectacle of lush colors and dynamic movement.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 6, 2005
While Akira's blood splattering is over the top for me, I did enjoy the surreal, and the interesting complicated departure from the often-oversimplified good vs. evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2004
A phenomenal work of animation with all the hallmarks of an instant cult classic.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 14, 2003
I never understood the appeal. The animation is jumpy and flat. The story makes absolutely no sense.
| Original Score: 0/5
March 19, 2003
It still stands as an orgy of the ocular senses, and a brain-twisting cyberpunk epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2003
Set the modern standard of excellence for Japanese anime despite the movie's emphasis on blood and violence.
February 18, 2003
A groundbreaking film that taps into the Japanese distrust of technology, science and the military.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 7, 2002
Brilliant visuals, murky story line make heralded sci-fi anime a confusing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Although I'm hardly an expert on the genre, this is certainly one of the best "anime" flicks I've ever seen.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2001
Sure, computers are fine for flatulent ogres and dark-haired cyber-honeys, but no single work has been strong or thrilling enough to better Akira.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2001
Akira will appropriately smash you in all the right places.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2001
Easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made.
January 1, 2000
The most expensive animated feature ever made in Japan... and it's easily the most impressive, as well.
January 1, 2000
Akira still holds up with the best of them - its animation frees movement in a way that cannot be replicated in live action movies.
January 1, 2000
Some of the imagery is nothing short of stunning
January 1, 2000
Almost too much of a good thing
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