Steamboy Reviews

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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.
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
August 19, 2005
It's a sensationally designed piece of work.
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 1, 2005
Until it careers into cacophony ... it's a lot of fun.
March 31, 2005
The talky debate over scientific morality is simplistic to say the least, but there is a sneaky undercurrent of social satire and a retro glory to the animation...
March 28, 2005
Masculine brooding [fuels] Steamboy, with its monolithic, steam-spewing tower, powered by balls, constantly rumbling out of control.
March 27, 2005
Though it falls short of the crossover standard set by Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning Spirited Away, the attempt is far too accomplished and inventive to dismiss.
March 25, 2005
Steamboy, ultimately, shares deep-seated themes with the futuristic Akira. Both offer cautionary tales about scientific responsibility and the evils of war. And both look pretty cool, too.
March 24, 2005
With its stunning visuals, exciting set pieces and larger-than-life characters, Steamboy often succeeds as a ripping good yarn -- but only in fits and starts.
March 24, 2005
You'll see things in this film you have never seen anywhere else.
March 24, 2005
The result is a welcome and exhilarating steam-powered flight of fancy.
March 23, 2005
It's nifty to behold, but about the only drama in Steamboy lies in waiting for this colossal hovering machine-monster to blow a gasket.
March 22, 2005
In spite of...obvious and unfortunate flaws, if you're going to see Steamboy do so on the big screen so as to be reminded of the marvels of hand-drawn animation
March 21, 2005
By being less talky, Steamboy could've achieved a surreal, dreamlike narrative flow instead of a lurching, unsteady one.
March 21, 2005
Like cinematic Pop Rocks: it's eye candy filled with explosion after explosion after explosion.
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