Sukai Kurora (The Sky Crawlers) Reviews

January 17, 2020
With it's serious tone and lack of speed "The Sky Crawlers" may not be for everyone, but it sure got ME!
May 13, 2010
The aerial action has been carefully crafted for excitement and offer impressive scenes of skylines full of fighter planes: the mix of CGI and 2D animation give depth and a gloss that would make Michael Bay proud.
April 29, 2010
If you're unfamiliar with the delights of anime, I wouldn't start with this one. But fans will adore it.
April 29, 2010
If at times too opaque for its own good, The Sky Crawlers is nonetheless a dark, engagingly surreal thought-provoker animated with Oshii's customary grace and flair.
April 23, 2010
If you're prepared to meet the film halfway, you'll find it an engaging, spectacular and thought- provoking experience.
April 8, 2010
The Sky Crawlers is Oshii's finest film since 2001's underrated Avalon and his best anim since the original Ghost in the Shell.
July 10, 2009
how could a movie about the amazing sky-high acrobatics of aerial dog-fighting teenagers end up being so boring
July 2, 2009
... a surreal, hypnotic quality broken only by the dynamic scenes of battle...
May 21, 2009
The technically proficient The Sky Crawlers is nice to look at and listen to...but by relying on zombified blank-slate characters, Oshii makes a point at the expense of engagement, much less entertainment. [Blu-ray]
September 24, 2008
The gun never goes off, but the possibility (the precipice) remains.