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Roujin-Z (1991)

Roujin-Z (1991)

Roujin-Z

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Movie Info

In this Japanese animated science-fiction adventure, an elderly man receives a special robot which will act as his caregiver. While the robot does fine at first, there's one catch -- when the old man's violent impulses rise to the surface, the machine begins to mirror them.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 1996
Runtime:
Movic

Cast

Toni Barry
as Haruko
Ian Thompson
as Kijuro Takazawa
Graydon Gould
as Minagawa
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Critic Reviews for Roujin-Z

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A brilliantly demented anime masterpiece.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Wired

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Roujin-Z

½

I'm a little disappointed with myself that, after watching an anime with such a unique and promising premise like Roujin Z, I didn't really enjoy it. I can barely explain why, either. The three thoughts I had that stuck with me after the movie were, in order, "This is trying way too hard", "What the hell is going on?" and "...that's it?" This is the first time that I've never liked a movie and couldn't quantify the reasons in words. Maybe I was just disappointed in it, after reading a few generally positive reviews and then expecting a lot more than I got out of it. Who knows.

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Drew Smith

Super Reviewer

I've got to admit: I'm not a huge anime fan. In fact for the most part I find it a bit boring. What attracted me to this film was the story- old man get put in a life support machine and it goes crazy and he become a robot ravaging the city. Plus it was done by the same dude as Akira and I love that movie to no end.
The actual movie is actually pretty cool and funny. I would suggest watching it if you want to see something different.

patrickdol
Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

½

If you thought Akira was a little on the weird side, then you've seen nothing yet. Roujin Z is just as bizarrely entertaining as their last film, even if it doesn't have as interesting characters.

ToDandy
Todd Anderson

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