Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. The movie never transcended its elaborate production work to achieve an independent reality.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. May 24, 2014
    Basically Steamboy is a film FULL of stupid plot points, annoying characters but bumped up due to the fact that the film Looks and feels visually spectacular also the Dub is pretty great.

    6/10, better then average
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  2. Jan 13, 2014
    this film it's amazing!!artstyle,animation and action!!it's like candyland for the eyes!!!i really like Ray and his grandpa and even if the main point of the movie switch sides repeatedly,i still enjoy it. Full Review »
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    Katsuhiro Otomo brings us a strange film. At beginning of alternate century, Ray Steam has main role in a film doesn't logical plot. It's true that "Steamboy" is science-fiction film but this is no excuse. "Akira" was powerful, philosophical and innovative. "Steamboy" begins cool, it promises an epic adventure but in the middle it jams. It rambles in story and the viewer no longer understands. "Steamboy" is movie interrumpted. Although, Otomo keeps on tension to end. Full Review »