60

The Hollywood Reporter

The film has enough originality to interest demanding fans of the genre.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Only real fans, however, will be willing to slog through the heaping helpings of incomprehensible exposition.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's lingering exploration of their sleek surfaces verges on roboporn.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The characters are (hand-painted) so flat that the film looks like a paper-doll convention at Epcot.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
At this point, there's something almost masochistic about the way animators in Japan use cheesy ''Westernized'' heroes to fuel their fantasies.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Whatever is lost in translation can't keep Appleseed from feeling a decade late--and its animation from looking like a relic on arrival.
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40

Empire

By Kim Newman
The characters might physically appear rounded, but are otherwise paper-thin.
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38

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Lackluster anime.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

Held back by a story and script that is often silly and confusing.
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25

Miami Herald

The visuals are really the only compelling reason to see Appleseed.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.