80

Empire

Has something for everyone.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Patrick Z. McGavin
Magnetic, beautiful stuff.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you want state of the art anime that comes within spitting distance of escaping the limits of its genre, this might be your cup of bootleg sake.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite the spectacularly cool opening credits and some first-rate animation, the story starts to flag about halfway through.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
With all due respect to Japanese animation fans and pop-culture enthusiasts, life may be just too short to plunge into the busy world of Cowboy Bebop.
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63

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
There's much visual inventiveness and a good sense of fun here. But I was expecting something more spectacular.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Brisk, engaging story.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Overlong, overplotted and underdrawn.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
When Bebop's anime characters stand still, chirping their strangely stilted, dubbed talk and not moving their strangely blank faces, I feel lost on Mars myself.
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30

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
Good news is that most of the marvelous English dialogue cast from the Cowboy Bebop series has returned for the film. The bad news is that the heart and soul of the series hasn’t.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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