Summer Wars Synopsis
A parallel world collides with Earth after Kenji solves a mathematical equation.
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80

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Summer Wars surprisingly celebrates togetherness and bravery as much as binary-mathematics expertise, all helped along by a kick-ass...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Running almost two hours, its increasingly convoluted narrative may be too difficult to follow for younger viewers. But its thematic...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Hosoda, who directed the cult film "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time," has made a sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Summer Wars is a magnificently manufactured piece of film entertainment that goes beyond the obvious and manages to comment, often...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Summer Wars, it's what's old that's made to seem refreshingly new.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An enjoyably trippy Japanese animated feature.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Summer Wars has engineered a truce between the familiar and the fantastical.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's the kind of fun and quirky film that you don't see very often in art houses this time of year.
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50

Washington Post

Considering it's anime, Summer Wars starts out more like a bad romantic comedy.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The filmmakers can't keep the strands of their clumsy plot straight, but they create brilliant images and manipulate them with blithe...
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Rated PG | For Action violence, some suggestive content, language, mild thematic material and incidental smoking