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

    A fine example of how anime uniquely contributes to world cinema. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The weak story and bland hero are no match for the increasingly exciting visuals, while the score by Steve Jablonsky should be on exhibit in the Hall of Lead. show more

  • 80
    Richard James Havis The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a roller-coaster action film that thunders along with top-notch set pieces and studiously researched period settings. The only letdown is that the focus on action drowns out any character development. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Visually stunning animation. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Gorgeously detailed animated adventure. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Boys of all ages, by contrast, will be mesmerized by the relentless, breathtakingly visualized action. show more

  • 75
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    Though Steamboy could have been smarter and more dramatically engineered, this razzle-dazzle ride won't disappoint if you just need to blow off a little you-know-what. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The narrative here may be strictly nuts and bolts, but as an achievement in graphic design, Steamboy is first class. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There may be possibilities here, but they're lost in the extraordinary boredom of a long third act devoted almost entirely to loud, pointless and repetitive action. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Though Katsuhiro Otomo's animated Victorian-era adventure Steamboy stars British characters, it's a Japanese film through and through. show more

  • February 01, 2009 robbie61987
    Report This User

    Visually stunning and emotional film. It took eight years to make. The voice acting is also quite good.

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