Ghost in the Shell Reviews

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September 5, 2019
Surreal, richly sumptuous and hypnotic...
August 19, 2019
If you are looking for an epic and mouthwateringly gorgeous science fiction film to watch from the comfort of your own home, you could do a lot worse than GHOST IN THE SHELL.
August 16, 2019
It's sad that its forced lines of dialogue and its half-baked characters make it even seem that Takeshi Kitano just passed by. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 15, 2019
While I was seeing the movie, came to my mind the image of the director as a teenager who has been given the full command. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 25, 2019
The commentary that could have been made about forced detachment from and external ownership of female bodies could have been essential. Instead, we get what feels like white fratboy 20-somethings adapting a movie they loved when they were 14. Boo.
May 22, 2019
Ghost in the Shell might look like the source material come to life but misses all of the things that made the original so compelling.
May 21, 2019
Ghost in the Shell might flirt with something profound but it's not really interested in digging beneath the surface.
April 23, 2019
A beautiful looking film. That's pretty much the only thing that stands out.
March 22, 2019
While the film may not have the depth you'd wish for, it does have an interesting premise at its core and offers some impressive action sequences and beautiful visuals.
February 12, 2019
Unfortunately, what was likely fresh 20-plus years ago has become rather stale, and this new film fails to do enough to overcome that sense of unoriginality.
February 6, 2019
The visual spectacle is there, and it is entertaining as an action movie, but it falls short in giving the deeper messages and themes of the original anime.
January 23, 2019
It's pretty to look at, but lacking in soul.
January 21, 2019
Ghost in the Shell poses, in a somewhat abstract and sometimes imprecise way, the positive influence of technology on society at the time of undermining gender identity. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 12, 2018
GHOST IN THE SHELL isn't the disaster that the film community could have imagined. While it's visually sumptuous, the films lacks a narrative husk.
December 4, 2018
The camera pans across the metropolis, displaying legions of women depicted as sex workers or fetishized, Orientalist fantasies.
November 11, 2018
While it doesn't have that same magic as the original it does make an admirable effort to keep the true spirit of the source material.
November 11, 2018
It feels less like a remake of a revered classic so much as it feels like The Fifth Element without the joy, Blade Runner without the artistry or Total Recall without the self awareness and loveable campiness.
November 4, 2018
The rest of the cast doesn't register at all outside of perhaps the great Takeshi Kitano - and that's really only because his role amounts to "Hey look! It's the great Takeshi Kitano!"
November 3, 2018
As science fiction films go, it is a solid entry into the genre -- an interesting adaptation of the popular anime that is a visual feast with a pretty engaging story.
November 2, 2018
All shell, no soul.
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