Escaflowne: The Movie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Escaflowne: The Movie Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 13, 2003
It is just too bad the film's story does not live up to its style.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Loren King
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
Its ambitiousness and artistry should satisfy discriminating fans of the anime genre.

May 24, 2002
Required viewing for anime fans.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 29, 2002
Even die-hard fans of Japanese animation ... will find this one a challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
April 19, 2002
The idea of an ordinary slacker kid being a savior for another world may not be anything new, but Escaflowne literally gives it a new paint job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
March 29, 2002
Romantic, riveting and handsomely animated.
| Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 28, 2002
Typical animé, with cheapo animation (like Saturday morning TV in the '60s), a complex sword-and-sorcery plot and characters who all have big round eyes and Japanese names.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
March 7, 2002
A visual spectacle full of stunning images and effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 3, 2002
Fairly run-of-the-mill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
March 1, 2002
A combination of standard, stiff TV-style animation and snazzy-looking digital effects that do little to disguise the fact that the characters barely move.
| Original Score: C-
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
February 24, 2002
A fan film that for the uninitiated plays better on video with the sound turned down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 25, 2002
This beautifully animated epic is never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 24, 2002
A 93-minute condensation of a 26-episode TV series, with all of the pitfalls of such you'd expect.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 5, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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