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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47

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  1. Jan 10, 2012
    9
    The sequel of one of the most intriguing and best written science fiction anime ever, that Ghost in the shell that in 1995 revolutionized forever the way of painting cyberpunk: despite this huge responsibility on its shoulders, this 2004 second act is still able to create perfect, dark and oppressive cyberpunk atmospheres and give them life with solid action and dialogues. Essentially, theThe sequel of one of the most intriguing and best written science fiction anime ever, that Ghost in the shell that in 1995 revolutionized forever the way of painting cyberpunk: despite this huge responsibility on its shoulders, this 2004 second act is still able to create perfect, dark and oppressive cyberpunk atmospheres and give them life with solid action and dialogues. Essentially, the best way the brand could go on without prostituting its true nature. Expand
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Like "Blade Runner," it's dense enough to be rewarding on multiple viewings, the hallmark of a classic.
  2. 50
    Unfortunately, the outcome here is so over-the-top that it’s going to wind up alienating most everyone that sees it.
  3. A downbeat story line layered with philosophical discourses will restrict the audience to fans of the animated genre.