Millennium Actress (Sennen joyû) Reviews

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November 30, 2019
A haunting love story.
August 18, 2019
If you enjoy incredible storytelling and vibrant fantasy, this will assuredly provide an emotional experience.
August 14, 2019
Co-writer/director Satoshi Kon's 2002 Millennium Actress comes close to achieving the highest artistry while delivering a bittersweet, deeply moving narrative.
August 9, 2019
A special chance to see a stunning work of art...
February 9, 2016
A chase film that's chasing after films. All the world's a set as cinema and reality thrillingly blur in this second feature from Satoshi Kon.
December 15, 2010
Arty Japanese animated drama is too complex for little ones.
November 17, 2010
A winning combination of humor, emotional resonance and striking, indelible imagery.
February 5, 2010
Insofar as the movie recreates Japanese film history, it's as a means of exploring history more generally.
May 12, 2007
October 7, 2005
May 4, 2005
The finest anime film I've ever seen.
May 25, 2004
Paints a vivid portrait, blending pathos and unrequited love with a rich collage of Japanese history
May 10, 2004
Like Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress is about living with ghosts, but where the one is all shadow, Millennium Actress is all alight.
February 4, 2004
January 11, 2004
The movie's outer spectacle works better than its story.
December 10, 2003
Millennium Actress is smart and complex and beautifully constructed.
October 27, 2003
Millennium Actress has more layers to it than the proverbial onion, but Kon's sure hand keeps things moving right along.
October 22, 2003
Fails in one critical component: We are never made to care about the main character.
October 17, 2003
Given its complex array of fact, fiction, location, character and atmosphere, Millennium Actress is almost unimaginable in any other medium.
October 17, 2003
... Japan has always been more open to the possibilities of the medium to tell sophisticated, mature stories; and this is both, in the best sense of the definition.
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