Escaflowne: The Movie - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Escaflowne: The Movie Reviews

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February 13, 2003
It is just too bad the film's story does not live up to its style.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 20, 2002
Its ambitiousness and artistry should satisfy discriminating fans of the anime genre.
May 24, 2002
Required viewing for anime fans.
April 29, 2002
Even die-hard fans of Japanese animation ... will find this one a challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
March 29, 2002
Romantic, riveting and handsomely animated.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
March 7, 2002
A visual spectacle full of stunning images and effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 3, 2002
Fairly run-of-the-mill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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
January 24, 2002
A 93-minute condensation of a 26-episode TV series, with all of the pitfalls of such you'd expect.
May 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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