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Overall Rating
3.45

Awesome: 18.18%
Worth A Look: 13.64%
Average63.64%
Pretty Bad: 4.55%
Total Crap: 0%

2 reviews, 10 user ratings


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by Greg Muskewitz

"More along the lines of 'Replayer.'"
3 stars

Elementary time-travel yarn about a plucky young girl, rather Björk-ish in resemblance, sent from the future (therefore a “returner”) where a war with robots controlled by aliens is on the brink of total takeover.

She is intended to prevent the discovery of the alien ship that sets into motion said war, but with the employment of a street thug, learns of a Japanese gang boss’ hostage situation of a sick baby creature with alternative consequences and a possibly worse outcome. It’s wrought with a fight against time, disbelief, a flagitious villain, with high-tech gadgetry, bullheadedness, prestidigation, and an old-fashioned will to save the world. And appropriately, it’s overlong, inventive, with impressive special effects, a solid production design, and agreeable exaggerated comic book performances. Directed by Takashi Yamazaki; with Ann Suzuki, Takashi Kaneshiro, and Goro Kishitani.

[Worth-seeing.]

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2003 Edinburgh Film Festival. For more in the 2003 Edinburgh Film Festival series, click here.

User Comments

11/09/06 DarkEnchantress I love this movie, and great special effects 5 stars
8/11/04 Samurai Z not a sleep inducer!!! the transformer robot is cool 3 stars
5/24/04 Yudistya bagus sayoga is the best film for me, and I like this main actor " TAKESHI KANESHIRO" 5 stars
4/20/04 leigh bowling I don't watch movies to pick them apart. I watch movies to have fun. This movie is FUN !! 4 stars
3/20/04 truth characters/fx r cool but pretty boring as there is very very little action 2 stars
2/11/04 Eric A cool, fun sci-fi action flick. Kaneshiro and Suzuki have great chemistry. 4 stars
9/20/03 aish total awesome 4 stars
8/28/03 Dyena Nguyen Haven't seen it. Going to see it. TAKESHI ROCKS.. hes HOT STUFF. EXCELLENT ACTOR 5 stars
8/16/03 Eva Lian it is excellent! I Love Takeshi Kaneshiro...! 5 stars
8/08/03 Markus Rauchenwald unoriginal, but not boring Actionstrudel 3 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  17-Oct-2003 (R)
  DVD: 10-Feb-2004

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Australia
  02-Jul-2003




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