Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2012)



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Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, a new feature-length adventure into the world of an international anime sensation. A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory - even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone. -- (C) Official Site
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Romi Park
as Edward Elric
Vic Mignogna
as Edward Elric (English Version)
Rie Kugimiya
as Alphonse Elric
Maaya Sakamoto
as Julia Crichton
Maxey Whitehead
as Alphonse Elric (English Version)
Toshiyuki Morikawa
as Melvin Voyager
Shin'ichiro Miki
as Roy Mustang
Fumiko Orikasa
as Riza Hawkeye
Alexis Tipton
as Julia Crichton (English Version)
Kenji Utsumi
as Alex Louis Armstrong
Megumi Takamoto
as Winry Rockbell
Matt Mercer
as Melvin Voyager (English Version)
Travis Willingham
as Roy Mustang (English Version)
Christopher R. Sabat
as Alex Louis Armstrong (English Version)
Maxey Whitehead
as Alphonse Elric (English Version)
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Critic Reviews for Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

The incomprehensible back story didn't dim my enjoyment much. The movie is a crackerjack audio-visual thrill ride.

Full Review… | January 23, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Fans, go be with your people. Others, approach cautiously.

Full Review… | January 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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The widescreen canvas is an improvement over television's limited expanse. But if you're not among the indoctrinated, don't bother.

Full Review… | January 19, 2012
New York Times
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This is a very intelligent, well-plotted story - and my hunch is that we have not seen the last of our heroes.

Full Review… | January 19, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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At some point you have to ask: When are fantasy fans going to tire of heroes and villains throwing bolts of energy at each other? Give it a rest already!

Full Review… | January 19, 2012
Seattle Times
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Soporific exposition culminates in a visually chaotic final act that makes "Tintin'' look downright restrained.

Full Review… | January 19, 2012
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

It is really dangerous to open the door of truth. Kazuya Murata, director of episodes from the television series Planetes and Steele Angel Kurumi, delivers Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. The storyline is fairly good and is about our heroes trying to solves a web of mysteries around the city's powers throughout its past. The animation is very clean and well done. Some of the scenes were overdone, but that's common in anime (I just thought more so than in similar film like Cowboy Bebop). "I have no more use for you." I am a fan of certain anime and adore watching the movies. I found this on Netflix and decided to give it a shot. I thought it was actually pretty good and I really liked the characters. The action scenes were pretty good outside of a few jump/flying scenes early on that annoyed me. Overall, this is a worthwhile film even if you never watched the series. "I am the full metal alchemist." Grade: B+

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

This was just another anime movie that didn't fit into the canon of the series. It has great animation and is a good stand-alone movie, but it just didn't feel like it belonged to FMA Brotherhood.

Chris Schaben
Chris Schaben

A little more violent than what I'm used to in the FMA series and a little cheesy to be honest. Maybe because the writers had to rush through things as they only had roughly 2 hours to tell this story as opposed to an entire series. I think this was the reason I was iffy on watching an FMA movie and I think my experience backs it. The action was great but some of the animation, like the characters' hair, look sloppily done. Perhaps my expectations are too high. The villain reminded me of the villain from the Cowboy Bebop movie but the animation was so much more fluid and well-done and the violence didn't just come out of nowhere. You were expecting it. Entertaining but it pales in comparison to both FMA series.

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