Steamboy Synopsis
The son of a scientist must prevent a ball of energy from unleashing its destructive power.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Rated PG-13 | For Action/Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Animated film is too violent for younger kids.
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