Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Reviews

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April 12, 2010
I never stopped marveling at the thousands of individually delineated pores and hair strands of the heroine, but the thin story covering her acquisition of one wave after another while narrowly escaping death time and again is strictly for player one.
September 9, 2008
This bigscreen adaptation of the long-popular interactive computer game is visually impressive if not dramatically cool, and is marked by "acting" that is no worse than that found in the majority of sci-fi films.
January 26, 2006
The human figure, however, remains a challenge to current CGI technology, since the detailing of hair and freckles, for instance, proves rather more credible than the marionette-like impression created by cold eyes and oddly unconvincing body movements.
July 18, 2001
The exercise is so elaborately pointless you'd think the Pentagon had bankrolled it.
July 16, 2001
A mesmerizing technical achievement.
July 13, 2001
After you're done marveling at the characters' semirealistic way of moving and the freckles and minor imperfections that dot their skin ... it's all too easy to get hung up on the things that make them seem clumsy and awkward.
January 29, 2018
In two, three years, this movie will look as clunky as The Jazz Singer did by the early Thirties. But it will remain a crucial document in cinematic evolution, a pioneer cyberflick, a film without a single real actor.
November 17, 2016
A film that is worth rediscovering so many years after its premiere - you might have a pleasant surprise. [Full review in Spanish]
April 27, 2015
In all its beautiful spectacle and skin-crawling ugliness, it is very much something that should be at least sampled, just for a taste of it.
December 24, 2010
First computer animated movie to "star" actors.
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