Steamboy Reviews

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January 25, 2018
This film has steam but it generates no heat.
December 14, 2017
The rendering of the characters and backgrounds is so rich and precise, that at times, it skirts into the third dimension.
December 15, 2010
Animated film is too violent for younger kids.
April 29, 2009
Works more than it fails.
August 7, 2008
December 27, 2007
February 22, 2007
The film's extended debates on the ethics of science, government and personal responsibility would recommend it to critics of a medium that too often panders to audiences.
April 1, 2006
March 7, 2006
Visually impressive, but I thought it was never going to end.
December 6, 2005
It may be one of the most expensive anime features ever, but there isn't a wealth of entertainment on offer in Steamboy.
August 19, 2005
It's a sensationally designed piece of work.
July 29, 2005
In the movies, action doesn't necessarily equal a reaction.
June 28, 2005
...techno-fetishism at it's worst.
May 20, 2005
The movie never transcended its elaborate production work to achieve an independent reality. It's simply pictures of what never happened.
May 20, 2005
Its problem is not a lack of things to look at. There's plenty of them, and they're all cool. It's just that, in this world of clanking, hissing machines, even the people seem like robots.
May 13, 2005
While Steamboy lacks the emotional resonance and psychological complexity of Akira, it is state-of-the-art anime made by one of the masters.
May 4, 2005
When massive bursts of steam are frozen into giant flowers of jagged ice, Otomo gives us a literal Cold War, to remind us of the folly of the arms race.
April 17, 2005
I'm all for anime getting wider release here domestically, but not if it's top heavy with the Explodo and half-baked philosophy.
April 8, 2005
...for a fun drinking game, take a sip every time steam loudly hisses out of something
April 8, 2005
No matter how big and impressive, all of this pales in comparison to the human soul, which this film simply does not have.
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