Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Reviews

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August 17, 2005
September 16, 2003
Oshii's layered use of the Red Riding Hood story is both clever and chilling.
December 8, 2002
Forgettable anime.
January 24, 2002
Unsettling and beautiful.
October 25, 2001
I liked the idea of the movie more than the movie itself -- though sections of it are mind-blowing.
August 31, 2001
A grim, brooding film of exceptional power.
August 30, 2001
It makes as good a case as any for the use of animation as a medium for serious, mature features.
July 31, 2001
Keeps feeling like you've just started reading the eighty-third edition of a comic book that you've never even heard of before.
July 27, 2001
Jin-Roh's hand-rolled look and ripped-from-the-sci-fi-headlines plot are an asset and a relief.
July 27, 2001
This blend of fairy tale and horrific post-war scenario makes Jin-Roh something of a landmark for anime fans, and a fascinating way in for first-timers.
July 23, 2001
A gorgeous albeit depressing mess, as distancing and despairing as a realpolitik wipeout.
July 20, 2001
It's an evocative anachronism.
July 20, 2001
Confirms my preference for live-action cinematography, without any tricks or conceits to place quotation marks around an already fantastic illusion of reality.
July 7, 2001
Comparable to live-action comic book films like Tim Burton's Batman.
July 3, 2001
...this sober, subtle socio-political suspense tale has more in common with a John LeCarre conspiracy novel than space opera or metaphysical sci-fi.
July 3, 2001
Director Hiroyuki Okiura ... gives each cell of Jin-Roh the same degree of breathtaking detail.
July 3, 2001
Suffers from a rambling, allegory-laden storyline that makes it nearly impossible to follow.
June 26, 2001
The story does not match up with the art depicting it.
June 26, 2001
Ultimately bogs down into a series of betrayals and double-crosses among indistinguishable political factions.
June 26, 2001
While it uses the advantages of line-drawn animation to fashion a setting that would cost hundreds of millions to produce as live action, the dramatic scale is minimal and tepid.
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