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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 24, 2002
The truth is, I have never seen a movie with this much exposition, and I still have no idea what was going on most of the time.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
As a technical achievement [the characters] are astounding. It's too bad they weren't put into a plot that felt less hackneyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Luis Martinez
June 3, 2002
Lo que no cambia, se extingue. El cine no es la excepción; Final Fantasy puede no ser el primer paso, pero sí el más dramático.
| Original Score: 7/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Final Fantasy no o melhor filme do ano - isso certo. Mas indubitavelmente aquele que entrar para os livros da histria da 7 Arte.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 9, 2002
The heroes, though eye-poppingly rendered, remain emotionally as one-dimensional as any computer-game avatar.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Collin Souter
April 19, 2002
With all the effort put in by the animators, this should have been a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
You thought reality TV was bad? How about movies based on video games?
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
Successfully following the plot should earn viewers some kind of trophy; staying awake should earn them a cash prize.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
So gorgeous, so able to transport the viewer, that normal sticking points like clichéd plot and hackneyed dialogue don't much matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
Made by intelligent people for intelligent people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ted Murphy
December 21, 2001
Where "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" falters is not in the stunning visuals, but in its pedestrian script
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
December 19, 2001
An enjoyable film to watch.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
December 16, 2001
Despite its strong visual appeal, Final Fantasy alienates the audience with strange theories that go unexplained, and characters that rival Pinocchio's reality.
| Original Score: 56/100
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
As the first attempt at a photo-realistic animated movie, this is definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
The animators put in a lot of hard work here, and they should be very proud of themselves. But frankly, if Final Fantasy is the future of movies, I'm taking up macramé.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
If human beings were made up entirely of eyeballs, this would be an instant classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 20, 2001
The look of Final Fantasy then provides food for thought: what is "realism" and what does it have to do with the movies?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
September 18, 2001
...from the first half hour through the final, unbelievably dull moment, the film beats its audience over the head with the same, tired moral.
| Original Score: 2/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
August 23, 2001
Technically this movie is really, really excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2001
Tiene el gran valor de ser innovadora, creativa y profundamente arriesgada. Seguramente se convertirá en un clásico con el paso de los años
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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