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Escaflowne: The Movie Reviews

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May 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2002
Even die-hard fans of Japanese animation ... will find this one a challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 3, 2002
Fairly run-of-the-mill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2002
A 93-minute condensation of a 26-episode TV series, with all of the pitfalls of such you'd expect.
February 13, 2003
It is just too bad the film's story does not live up to its style.
Full Review | 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
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-
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
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 7, 2002
A visual spectacle full of stunning images and effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 25, 2002
This beautifully animated epic is never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2002
Romantic, riveting and handsomely animated.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2002
Its ambitiousness and artistry should satisfy discriminating fans of the anime genre.
May 24, 2002
Required viewing for anime fans.
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