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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Has plenty to satisfy fans and bring in new admirers. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The imagery is uniquely that of Oshii, who deserves a place in the pantheon of visual artists. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The love and attention Oshii poured into animating Batou's pet basset hound proves that the human instinct dominates even in a movie dependent on technology. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A downbeat story line layered with philosophical discourses will restrict the audience to fans of the animated genre. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Like "Blade Runner," it's dense enough to be rewarding on multiple viewings, the hallmark of a classic. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Some advice: Don't even bother trying to figure out what's going on in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence -- just sit back and enjoy the lush, trippy visuals. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Brims with forboding, but it pulses with candy colors and the hum of neon signs. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Ingeniously crafted with flashes of intelligence, if not very memorable. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The effect of so much pretension and so many lovely images eventually becomes soporific. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Less a sequel than a variation on a haunting theme -- the nature and origins of humanity. show more

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