Innocence

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The animation is lovely, but the plot is complex to the point of inscrutability, leaving Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence both original and numbing.

64%

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80%

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A mostly mechanical cyborg (Akio Ôtsuka) and his human-looking partner (Kôichi Yamadera) track robotic sex dolls that have murdered their masters.

Cast & Crew

Akio Ôtsuka
Bateau
Voice
Atsuko Tanaka
Major Motoko Kusanagi
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Koichi Yamadera
Togusa
Voice
Tamio Ôki
Section 9 Department Chief Aramaki
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Yutaka Nakano
Ishikawa
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Sumi Mutoh
On'na no ko
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Masamune Shirow
Writer (Comic Book)
Mamoru Oshii
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Ryuji Mitsumoto
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Kenji Kawai
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Critic Reviews for Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (28) | Fresh (63) | Rotten (36)

  • Mamoru Oshii's 2004 follow-up to his 1995 anime noir is that rare sequel that surpasses the original.

    April 18, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The elegance, attention to detail, the invention and expertise all ensure that the movie's never less than visually breathtaking.

    June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • If you can get past the weighty aphorisms that pass for dialogue, the film has an obscure beauty and rich, melancholy tone.

    January 17, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Muddled up with philosophising about the relationship between mind and the material world.

    December 6, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
    Independent (UK)
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  • Occasional passages of shell-cracking egghead overload aside, there's no getting past Innocence's astounding visual power.

    October 29, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The effect of so much pretension and so many lovely images eventually becomes soporific.

    October 29, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence

  • Sep 05, 2011
    A okay follow up continuing the story of the male lead from the first, not as enthralling as the first but it does have some moments to move it along
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2011
    I used to think the first film was incredibly complex and therefore, very inaccessible. However, the 2nd film is even more convoluted and theory heavy than the first to the point where you can't help but feel it doesn't steer you in a direction that ultimately serves the story's overlying plot. And not the look like a brainless twat, but it really needed more action to balance out with the dialogue heavy philosophical referencing. Nevertheless, a worthy sequel to the original GITS; just lacks the balance in execution that the first maintained.
    Drake T Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2011
    I liked the philosophical ideas in this film. It was well paced and I was interested to see what happened. The main problem I had with the film was in the script, it was like every minute they had to utter another quote, or saying, which was very annoying.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2010
    Sitting here scratching by Basset hound watching Bato do the same in the movie is some serious deja vu. It's maybe more a measure of myself, but I really miss the super cyber-sexual Major Motoko and her brief appearance in a unattractive mannequin's body just doesn't do it for me. The story is constructed around Bato who is the 2nd most developed character in the series, but surprisingly there is no back story---none---nill. No flash back to pre-section 9 days as Rangers no flash back to section-9 days as many of the other reviews site it is an intellectually and philosophically deep story, but fails to draw you in at a gut level even when Motoko pulls so hard her cybernetic arm flays apart, seen that one before with more impact. OK before you pan me the Visuals and audio really are excellent in the blu-ray format.
    Bill C Super Reviewer

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