Summer Wars (Sama Wozu) Reviews

January 20, 2011
The filmmakers can't keep the strands of their clumsy plot straight, but they create brilliant images and manipulate them with blithe abandon.
January 20, 2011
An enjoyably trippy Japanese animated feature from director Mamoru Hosoda, Summer Wars combines real-world drama (school crushes, testy relatives) with virtual-world dramatics.
January 16, 2011
The story's been done better (and balder) in Die Hard With A Vengeance
January 14, 2011
The relationship between Kenji and Natsuki unfolds as blandly as a Debra Messing rom-com.
January 7, 2011
It's a sugar rush of candy-colored images, a beautifully drawn tale of family tradition and a bracing brain tonic about the Internet's charms and vulnerabilities.
January 6, 2011
A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.
February 12, 2019
It can get a little convoluted but overall it's just so creative.
May 24, 2016
Excellent, gorgeous anime has some violence, profanity.
April 4, 2011
A charming allegory for man - or woman - against machine, Summer Wars is an eye-popping symphony of colour and imagination that leaps from the screen to blow the viewer's mind.
April 4, 2011