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Alita: Battle Angel Reviews

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February 22, 2019
The ending is both daring and, when we finally see who is controlling that space city, all set up for a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 22, 2019
A cyberpunk epic based on a popular manga with a strong pedigree behind the camera, should be an event movie, advertised and anticipated as one of the big films of the year.
February 21, 2019
A mildly entertaining adventure with a lot to see and sequels to set up, Alita: Battle Angel is a better representation of the future of film than a good film itself.
February 21, 2019
Rather than a objectified victim, Alita has agency more often than not, and the movie has enough go-for-broke energy to match her determination.
February 21, 2019
It shows respect towards its source of inspiration, changing small details, but preserving the tone, story, and themes of the original product. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2019
The film fails to present a cohesive narrative to anchor its visual splendor, giving the audience plenty of entertaining sequences but little to root for.
February 21, 2019
The visual spectacle is compelling in places and Cameron's penchant for worldbuilding is on full display. But far too much of the plot is a mess and the dialogue makes "Unobtainium" seem elevated. Overall, it's a massive misfire and a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 20, 2019
Robert Rodriguez once again presents an irregular film that entertains at times, but is an empty spectacle. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 20, 2019
Listless futuristic mumbo-jumbo without a single interesting character, building to a conclusion that's really just a setup for the next film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 20, 2019
Like WWI, this film was a dreadful idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 20, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel is a much more sophisticated film than you might think...The visual spectacle and action-oriented excitement alone are worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 20, 2019
I liked the main character, even though she is pretty sketchy, and I like Ido, too. I think these characters are strong enough to keep the series going, but I'd like to see an Alita movie that is better able to stand on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 20, 2019
The movie checks boxes for all audiences, drives home a compelling universe with a pretty decent story, leaves a cliffhanger AND drops an F-bomb! You might not like this movie, but you will put some respect on Alita's name(Gally if you're nasty).
February 20, 2019
[The] cyborg sass grips, grunts, grinds, and groans but all the flashy manufactured mayhem feels as rambunctious as poking a dent in a pile of mashed potatoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 19, 2019
Alita goes through a simple story of embracing one's destiny, but her victory here feels small compared to the one the film really wants to whet our appetites for.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 19, 2019
For as much as there is to enjoy in Alita, there's just as much that's tedious and kind of underwhelming - especially from a filmmaker who built his name on taking risks and turning scraps into treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 19, 2019
That short-changing of political intrigue for shallow relationship melodrama is the film's ultimate downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 19, 2019
Alita's visuals, exciting action and world mythology do just enough to satisfy and (perhaps) encourage a sequel. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 19, 2019
Considering the talent involved, it's not surprising that the finished product is a frequently fun and kinetic, visually pleasing sci-fi/actioner, albeit one that doesn't have a single new or fresh part embedded in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
February 19, 2019
The closest thing to a live-action anime ever made, Alita: Batttle Angel is a dazzling assertion of cinematic ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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