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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    But the film exerts a hold. The crux is: for how long? show more

  • 63
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Tends to be lugubrious. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Moviegoers accustomed to Hollywood action probably won't find this contemplative adventure so appealing. show more

  • 30
    Wall Street Journal

    Although packaged as a movie, is in reality a clever 106-minute promo for Sony's PlayStation II games. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Is Final Fantasy decent sci-fi? Yes, more than decent. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    You watch with amazement their physical movements, how closely their lips match their overly precise, prerecorded dialogue, yet they're not human enough to get us past the stunt factor and lost in the drama. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The story is nuts-and-bolts space opera, without the intelligence and daring of, say, Steven Spielberg's ''A.I.'' But the look of the film is revolutionary. Final Fantasy is a technical milestone, like the first talkies or 3-D movies. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Despite its conceptual shortfall, is worth seeing, if only to update yourself on what can emerge from a keyboard these days. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's a blast! show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Isn't likely to satisfy the gamers' appetite for action. It also probably isn't heady enough for the science-fiction crowd, and it's too remote for those who simply wish to be immersed in a head-spinning fantasy world. show more

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