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Onmyoji Reviews

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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
May 2, 2003
Certainly there are dueling wizards, torchlight swordfights and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon effects. But the moments of action are interspersed with lengthy plot developments that are hard to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
May 1, 2003
Rarely solemn or dull, and Takita holds its disparate parts together fairly well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 25, 2003
Crazier than a rat in a can, but certainly fun.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 25, 2003
For Americans, accustomed to more polished effects and far more violent action, Onmyoji is bound to appear tame and a tiny bit precious.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
April 24, 2003
The tone is loose and jokey enough to stave off heaviness.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2003
An epic tale of love, sacrifice and redemption that attains a Shakespearean aura of grandeur and nobility of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
April 24, 2003
A ghostly and gorgeous tale.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 22, 2003
Unless one is Japanese or seriously devoted to its culture, history and lore, a viewer will get immediately lost in this tale of supernatural phenomena.
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Mary Jacobi
Village Voice
April 22, 2003
Succeeds in visual splendor (it was shot on location in Kyoto) but falls flat on characterization.