100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Visually stunning animation.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
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.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Boys of all ages, by contrast, will be mesmerized by the relentless, breathtakingly visualized action.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Gorgeously detailed animated adventure.
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75

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
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.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The narrative here may be strictly nuts and bolts, but as an achievement in graphic design, Steamboy is first class.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A fine example of how anime uniquely contributes to world cinema.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's nifty to behold, but about the only drama in Steamboy lies in waiting for this colossal hovering machine-monster to blow a gasket.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
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.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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