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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Richard James Havis
    60
    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
    25
    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

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