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88
Philadelphia Inquirer
The imagery is uniquely that of Oshii, who deserves a place in the pantheon of visual artists.
88
New York Daily News
The love and attention Oshii poured into animating Batou's pet basset hound proves that the human instinct dominates even in a movie dependent on technology.
83
Entertainment Weekly
The title Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is a brain banger. But as sci-fi nomenclature goes, it's easy to read--no twistier, certainly, than "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."
75
Brims with forboding, but it pulses with candy colors and the hum of neon signs.
75
Has plenty to satisfy fans and bring in new admirers.
75
Chicago Tribune
Like "Blade Runner," it's dense enough to be rewarding on multiple viewings, the hallmark of a classic.
75
New York Post
Some advice: Don't even bother trying to figure out what's going on in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence -- just sit back and enjoy the lush, trippy visuals.
70
Less a sequel than a variation on a haunting theme -- the nature and origins of humanity.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
A downbeat story line layered with philosophical discourses will restrict the audience to fans of the animated genre.
50
Ingeniously crafted with flashes of intelligence, if not very memorable.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The effect of so much pretension and so many lovely images eventually becomes soporific.

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