Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jan 20, 2012
    50
    Fans, go be with your people. Others, approach cautiously.
  2. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Jan 19, 2012
    75
    With excellent animation, gobs of action, mystical mayhem and more twists and turns than you can count, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos - the latest installment of the anime sensation from Japan - is not likely to disappoint its fans. Or the uninitiated.
  3. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Jan 19, 2012
    50
    The widescreen canvas is an improvement over television's limited expanse. But if you're not among the indoctrinated, don't bother.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Jan 19, 2012
    50
    Just because a Japanese animated film is screening at the Museum of Fine Arts doesn't mean that you can count on Miyazaki-caliber artistry.
  5. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Jan 19, 2012
    63
    Like a lot of anime, the movie remains entertaining even when you have no idea what's going on.
  6. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Jan 18, 2012
    63
    Manages to be an entertaining and faithful expansion on the original material while being inconsequential to it.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Miller
    Jan 18, 2012
    60
    It's silly and excessive, but Fullmetal Alchemist occasionally strikes a note of adolescent truth, as when Ed wishes for "some way to get our bodies back."
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 17, 2012
    6
    Great plot, great animation, but some main characters from old fma lack of role in the story (such as Roy mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Winry )Great plot, great animation, but some main characters from old fma lack of role in the story (such as Roy mustang, Riza Hawkeye, Winry ) Overall, for a merely anime in japan this anime is AWESOME, but not for Hollywood. This movie is great, if Hiromu Arakawa (the main author) wrote the story, everything will certainly get much better Full Review »
  2. Jan 29, 2012
    7
    This is a great movie story wise. WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED TO THE ANIMATION? Was there a super tight budget!!! Over all I give the story aThis is a great movie story wise. WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED TO THE ANIMATION? Was there a super tight budget!!! Over all I give the story a great 8.5 out of 10 and the animation a dismal 5 out of 10. Full Review »
  3. Apr 24, 2013
    8
    overall not that bad of a movie. it explains it's story so that fans and newbies can understand it completely. the characters still act theoverall not that bad of a movie. it explains it's story so that fans and newbies can understand it completely. the characters still act the same and the new characters we get are pretty standard for a good vs evil story. the only thing is the animation is not as good as in the anime series it was based off of but it is no that bad. give it a rent first if you are not a fan but if you are I would definitely buy it. Full Review »