Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Watch On
  1. 88
    The film's look is impressive; it's the most successful rotoscoping effort to date (far surpassing Richard Linklater's duo of "Waking Life" and "A Scanner Darkly"), and causes every frame to drip atmosphere.
  2. 80
    One of the year’s more luscious releases, offering not just the sleekest car chase but the most romantic of rainstorms.
  3. 75
    Gorgeous and menacing at the same time.
  4. The result is something both fluid and stark, cinematic and comic book-y, and incredible.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    70
    A melancholy actioner that shines a new light on film noir. A sort of "The Third Man" for the 21st century, chiaroscuro curio's level of graphic invention is exceeded only by its pleasingly mournful approach.
  6. 67
    Some kind of wonderment.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Stark eye candy of the first order, the film is saddled with the oldest story this side of "Blade Runner." Still, comic-book fanboys and graphic designers with time to kill should feel no shame in checking this one out.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. ShaunC.
    Mar 25, 2008
    6
    It's....I'ts interesting, and visually stunning...for a while and then the characters take over...which are quite...shallow, and It's....I'ts interesting, and visually stunning...for a while and then the characters take over...which are quite...shallow, and the dialogue is not the most amazing you've ever heard....it's worth a watch, once Full Review »
  2. Mike
    Jan 12, 2008
    0
    The visuals got really boring after 10 mins. I felt like there was so much to see, but the black and white animations were very limiting. The The visuals got really boring after 10 mins. I felt like there was so much to see, but the black and white animations were very limiting. The story was really boring as well. The movie really didnt have much going for it. Boring, bad story, not intresting characters, and to top it all off bad visuals. Avoid. Full Review »
  3. AndreR.
    Nov 18, 2007
    9
    Great movie. Very original. If you enjoyed Blade Runner and SIn City you owe it to yourself to watch this.