Lupin III: The First Reviews

November 5, 2020
For Lupin III fans, Yamazaki's Lupin III: The First is a well-animated and fun caper featuring a host of familiar characters who are looking better than they ever have.
October 24, 2020
The story is straightforward, as can be expected from a family-friendly caper, and most of the turns are predictable, but it doesn't make the movie any less fun.
October 22, 2020
It's an absolute blast and a faithful iteration on the style and scope of these characters in a medium that allows their zany hijinks to dazzle brighter than ever.
October 19, 2020
If I was initially worried about how well Lupin III would translate to 3DCG, these (probably underpaid) animators blew my mind and put my fears to rest. All the character designs, backgrounds, and action moved as smooth as silk.
October 16, 2020
...Lupin remains as graceful, charming, and boundless as ever. Lupin III: The First, is a great entry point for those curious about the character because it blends old and new so effectively...
July 6, 2020
This lavish, technically polished animated caper featuring the beloved gentleman thief of Japanese manga delivers high-octane entertainment but plays safe with the canon.
June 22, 2020
The versions of Lupin and his familiar friends and enemies in the new CG movie live up to the high expectations set by decades of over-the-top animated adventures.
December 27, 2019
While the film adds a new visual kick, there's not a whole lot in the way of storytelling innovation. But maybe we don't need it.
December 14, 2019
A scene of Lupin and Laetitia sparring on a Parisian rooftop is so delightful, I wish it had gone on for longer; ditto a skydiving sequence that suggests the director has been cribbing from Kathryn Bigelow's '90s surfer caper, Point Break.