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  • Summary: Inspired by a manga by the legendary Masamune Shirow, this anime is set in the year 2131, after a non-nuclear war has left the earth barren.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    The film has enough originality to interest demanding fans of the genre.
  2. The characters are (hand-painted) so flat that the film looks like a paper-doll convention at Epcot.
  3. 50
    The stock characters and leaden stretches of expository dialogue are welcome evidence that there's still no computer program capable of telling a decent story.
  4. Whatever is lost in translation can't keep Appleseed from feeling a decade late--and its animation from looking like a relic on arrival.
  5. 40
    Much of the movie is dull, and as it has been dubbed into English, the blah-blah is impossible to ignore.
  6. 40
    The film's snazzy new automated animation style falls short: The supposedly human face of our metal-plated robocop's partner -- the inevitable curvy female in a leather jump suit -- is an inexpressive, glossy doll mask, untouched by human hands.
  7. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    Held back by a story and script that is often silly and confusing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. JJR.
    Sep 21, 2005
    This is one of the best movies ever created. I wish that there were more movies like this.
  2. mem.
    Sep 22, 2005
    Good thing about manga is that you can just switch your brain off and let the movie take you into its own little strange world. the visuals in this film help u on that little journey to manga land, and its great. reminds me of watching FF spirits within. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Nov 16, 2005
    The story has great premise, but it doesn't take advantages of the prime elements in the best way. Still, it does get you to think about such a system, if only a little bit. If that doesn't please you, there's plenty of graphics to feast on, and the action is among the best i've seen in an animated feature. Not perfect, but definitely worth a watch or two. Expand
  4. Sam
    Jun 23, 2006
    With the exception of Princess Mononoke, I truly despise anime, and Applessed enlarges my grudge against the ridiculous form of art even more.

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