Summer Wars

  • Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: Dec 29, 2010
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Jan 20, 2011
    40
    The filmmakers can't keep the strands of their clumsy plot straight, but they create brilliant images and manipulate them with blithe abandon.
  2. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Dec 30, 2010
    40
    It's hard to appreciate things like the character detail amid the insufferably squealy voicing and arbitrary suspense.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jan 13, 2011
    50
    Considering it's anime, Summer Wars starts out more like a bad romantic comedy.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    7
    "Summer Wars" is way too light and active with a brighter tone compared to its fellow Japanese animations, which easily loses focus on its"Summer Wars" is way too light and active with a brighter tone compared to its fellow Japanese animations, which easily loses focus on its point. However what I could tell you is that you're gonna have one hell of fun. Full Review »
  2. Jan 7, 2011
    9
    This film wasn't what I expected at all, but it was more of a pleasant suprize than anything else. The animation, while being goregous, isn'tThis film wasn't what I expected at all, but it was more of a pleasant suprize than anything else. The animation, while being goregous, isn't too overdone, and the cg elements implement wonderfully. If you have not seen its predecessor, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" definately check it out too. This story actually has a great message about family and respect, and is definatey worth the look. Full Review »
  3. Jan 4, 2011
    9
    Heartwarming film. It has one awesome set of CG animation parts with a Takashi Murakami style. This movie lives up to its predecessor "TheHeartwarming film. It has one awesome set of CG animation parts with a Takashi Murakami style. This movie lives up to its predecessor "The girl who leapt through time" in capturing the essence of innocence, only this time, with a masculine polarity and a solid form of respect for the elderly. Must watch for anyone who wants to see Murakami Style. More or less like Kanye West's "HOMECOMING" videoclip. Full Review »