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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's hard to sit all the way through Aeon Flux while fully awake. show more

  • 38
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The wordless six-minute animé shorts - at the end of which our double-jointed heroine would always die - don't lend themselves to a 95-minute action movie where viewers might rightfully expect something to make sense. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Smultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's all so geekily gorgeous, it hardly matters that the narrative lapses in and out of incoherence and the dialogue is functional at best. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The ideas underlying Aeon Flux's plot are the film's strength, and the filmmakers deserve some credit for doing more than paying lip service to them. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    By forcing definition on Flux, the filmmakers rob her of any allure. What do they offer instead? Clumsy exposition, bland PG-13 gunfights and subpar computer animation. show more

  • 50
    Premiere

    What made Aeon Flux compelling and special as an animated series had everything to do with the medium and the freedom Chung was given to shape the story as he pleased. Take away those elements, and Aeon Flux becomes nothing more than middling science fiction, which is unfortunately what the film is. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This live-action cartoon tries to walk the line between pleasing the faithful and appealing to a broad-based action audience. It fails on both fronts: It's too lifeless and watered-down to stand on its own high heels, but commits the cardinal sin of messing with the original. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Aeon Flux is the sophomore picture from Karyn Kusama, who's first movie was a modest boxing film called "Girlfight." Here she's in over her head. The movie's sexual and scientific ideas never come through, and the characters would be fun only if they came with a joystick. show more

  • NA
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Aeon Flux is by far the year's worst movie, a most dubious achievement. show more

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