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  • 75
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    Plenty of dramatic action, stunning imagery and an operatic score add weight to Escaflowne. It may not appeal to fans of traditional animation. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Beautifully animated epic is never dull. show more

  • 50
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    It's endlessly confusing. show more

  • 60
    F. X. Feeney L.A. Weekly

    A smoothly structured, earth-toned and well-drawn Japanese anime. show more

  • 50
    The A.V. Club

    The film's life-affirming fable offers a richer metaphorical subtext than Vision's intricate coming-of-age soap opera. Unfortunately, clumsy dialogue, characterization, and exposition interfere with that subtext. show more

  • 40
    Luke Y. Thompson New Times (L.A.)

    The big-screen surround-sound effects are nice; too bad they're the only aspect of the film that's ready to rumble. And parents, be warned: There's an astonishing amount of bloodletting for a PG-13 film. show more

  • 40
    Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader

    Becomes blandly idealistic. show more

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