Onmyoji Reviews

May 4, 2003
The worst foreign film I have ever seen in the theater.
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.
April 30, 2003
What's missing is conviction, a sense that these are real people instead of actors in ornate costumes stepping gingerly through antique sets.
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.
April 24, 2003
The quality of the CGI-heavy special effects is variable ... but the demon zombies and Doson's cackling familiar are crowd pleasers.
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.
April 22, 2003
Succeeds in visual splendor (it was shot on location in Kyoto) but falls flat on characterization.