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Akira Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2013
Pounding away, it becomes monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2013
A compendium of the worst cliches of Japanese animation -- two hours of chases, laser attacks, machine-gun battles, spilled stage blood, computer-animated backgrounds and hokey dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
September 7, 2008
The movie, even at 124 minutes, has the densely packed sweep and go-for-it pep of a pop epic.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
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Variety Staff
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A phenomenal work of animation with all the hallmarks of an instant cult classic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 27, 2001
Easily the most breathtaking and kinetic anime ever made.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The most expensive animated feature ever made in Japan... and it's easily the most impressive, as well.