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  • Summary: Set on Mars in the year 2071, this film, based on the wildly popular Japanese Anime TV series "Cowboy Bebop," pits Spike and his gang of gypsy vigilantes against their deadliest adversary ever.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 80
    There's something to be said for watching an animated movie not with the eyes of a child, but with those of a turned-on grownup.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    80
    Has something for everyone.
  3. Despite the spectacularly cool opening credits and some first-rate animation, the story starts to flag about halfway through.
  4. When the action sequences work, they work well; the climax cribs heavily from 1989's "Batman," but improves on Tim Burton's finale.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    60
    Though it isn't the entirely original creation "Metropolis" was, Bebop is more satisfying.
  6. 30
    Good news is that most of the marvelous English dialogue cast from the Cowboy Bebop series has returned for the film. The bad news is that the heart and soul of the series hasn’t.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    9
    If you are a fan of the anime series you will probably want to see this and if you are not you don't know what you are missing. The movie isIf you are a fan of the anime series you will probably want to see this and if you are not you don't know what you are missing. The movie is great with a good plot. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2012
    8
    Not an avid anime fan, and I've never seen the CB series, but this was a really enjoyable flick. As you'd expect the visuals are stunning, butNot an avid anime fan, and I've never seen the CB series, but this was a really enjoyable flick. As you'd expect the visuals are stunning, but the real bonus for me was the excellent soundtrack. From my limited experience of anime, this was one of the more comprehensible (dumbed down, perhaps?) films from the genre, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Must be watched with subtitles though - the English language version is jarring. Collapse
  3. Dec 11, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Its a great movie, fun, original, just like the anime, sadly the only real big flaws of the film are the music (not as jazzy and bluesy as i would have liked) and the fact that it really doesn't really add much to te main plot of cowboy bebop i wanna know if spike is dead or alive so spoiler review) either way its time for the cowboy bebop crew to return for one last adventure its 2013 and i want more Bebop) Expand
  4. Sep 14, 2010
    8
    Great movie for an anime adaption. This will leave you wanting more, and probably have you googling the anime for it as soon as it cuts off.Great movie for an anime adaption. This will leave you wanting more, and probably have you googling the anime for it as soon as it cuts off. If you do not enjoy animes, prepare to be surprised, as Cowboy Bebop was better than most real movies to date. A must see for any Cowboy Bebop fan or eve someone just looking for something to watch. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2010
    7
    If you like the series you probably already watched this movie. If you haven't then go and find a way to get this movie. It has all theIf you like the series you probably already watched this movie. If you haven't then go and find a way to get this movie. It has all the elements that make Cowboy Bebop what it is. This movie is much better than many real life action crap we get today. Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2015
    7
    Cowboy Bebop is like a drug. You want to stop, you want to save the rest of it for another day, but you just... can't (for the record I haveCowboy Bebop is like a drug. You want to stop, you want to save the rest of it for another day, but you just... can't (for the record I have never done drugs :P)

    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is great fun for fans of the TV show and newcomers alike. Definitely give this a try if you love animation.
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