Steamboy Reviews

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January 25, 2018
This film has steam but it generates no heat.
August 7, 2008
December 27, 2007
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.
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.
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.
April 2, 2005
I would have preferred less moralizing and more character development.
March 31, 2005
A lot of chore for a tiny bit of reward.
March 31, 2005
Exhausting ... While [Otomo's] return from the wilderness is certainly cause for celebration, it's hard not to wish that he had spent a little more time tightening things up.
March 25, 2005
Character development and story line, unfortunately, evaporated during the decade of this film's production.
March 24, 2005
When the "steam castle" morphs into a Spielbergian mother ship, I knew that Otomo's overheated fantasy had, yes, run out of steam.
March 24, 2005
Steamboy is breathtakingly detailed and ambitious beyond anything I have ever seen in the realm of animation. But the chase goes on much too long, and Ray and Scarlett are never still long enough to develop any inner resonance or romantic rapport.
March 24, 2005
Despite its wild dreams, it becomes just another rusty piece of animated machinery, going through the motions somewhat mechanically.
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