MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,739 this week

Beyond (2003)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 2,380 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 5 critic

A young girl and a group of children discover that an abandoned house contains a wonderous nature to it

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1564 titles
created 26 Feb 2011
 
a list of 135 titles
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 113 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 2647 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Beyond" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beyond (2003)

Beyond (2003) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beyond.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Matriculated (2003)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Using the Matrix, a resistance group attempts to recruit a sentinel to their cause.

Director: Peter Chung
Stars: Melinda Clarke, Dwight Schultz, Rodney Saulsberry
Drama | Fantasy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A private detective is hired to track down the computer hacker known as Trinity. But as he gets close his goal, reality takes a weird turn for him.

Director: Shinichirô Watanabe
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson
World Record (2003)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An athlete, Dan, breaks out of the matrix through a feat of strength and gets a brief glimse of the real world outside his existance.

Director: Takeshi Koike
Stars: Victor Williams, John Wesley, Alex Fernandez
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

With the robot city isolated and it's ambassadors ejected form the United Nations, a trade war begins to protect the human economy from superior products. When the trade war escalates into ... See full summary »

Director: Mahiro Maeda
Stars: Julia Fletcher, Dane A. Davis, Debi Derryberry
Program (2003)
Action | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Cis and Duo, a pair of freed minds, practice their skills in an old-fashioned samurai sword-fight. Duo tells Cis that he's tired of living outside the Matrix and he wants her to come with him... and he's not accepting no for an answer.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hedy Burress, Phil LaMarr, John DiMaggio
Action | Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After discovering a force of machines on its way to Zion, the crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempts to warn the city by using the Matrix.

Director: Andrew R. Jones
Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio
Kid's Story (2003)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenager's dreams which conclude with him falling off a building, lead him to believe that the reality he lives in, may not be so real after all.

Director: Shinichirô Watanabe
Stars: Clayton Watson, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A tour is taken into the Zion archives, where the history of the real world and the rise of the machines is shown to viewers.

Director: Mahiro Maeda
Stars: Dane A. Davis, Debi Derryberry, Julia Fletcher
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias
Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya
Genius Party (2007)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Several directors take part in an anthology dedicated to short anime films.

Directors: Nicolas de Crécy, Atsuko Fukushima, and 12 more credits »
Stars: Tomoko Kaneda, Rinko Kikuchi, Lu Ningjuan
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Directors: Masahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Arata Furuta, Akiko Suzuki, Shôko Takada
Ani*Kuri15 (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Takeshi Maeda, Akira Nakagawa, Shizuka Okohira
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Yoko (voice)
...
Housewife / Kenny (voice)
...
Pudgy / Masa / Sara (voice)
...
Manabu (voice)
...
Misha (voice)
...
Jack Fletcher ...
Julia Fletcher ...
...
...
...
Agent (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rie Machi ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

Yoko's cat Yuki hasn't shown up for diner and this really concerns her as the cat never misses a meal. She starts looking, asking neighbors if they have seen the animal. Then, one boy mentions seeing Yuki around the 'Haunted House', further up in the city. It's a favorite playground of the boy's group of friends. Yoko soon finds out this isn't an ordinary place. Objects are disappearing, feathers turns into birds and gravity seems to be absent. But Yoko soon finds out the existence of the place is also known by a group of rather reckless people. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

|

Release Date:

3 June 2003 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The Animatrix: Beyond  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

HANDS AROUND MY THROAT
Written by Nicola Kuperus, Adam Lee Miller, Tim Holmes (as Timothy David Holmes), Richard Fearless (as Richard Maguire), Dan Bitney,
Ken Brown, John Herndon, Douglas McCombs and John McEntire
Performed by Death In Vegas
Courtesy of Concrete/BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Lacks substance and based on a central premise that doesn't work
10 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A young girl, Yoko, sets out food for her cat but gets worried when the pet doesn't show up at the usual time. Asking around the neighbourhood, she finds a group of kids who say they saw the cat over by a building they know as `the haunted house'. She goes over to see if she can find her cat but finds much stranger things than she expected.

Part of the series of animations making up the Matrix companion piece `The Animatrix', I saw this as a stand alone piece recently at a festival of shorts and animations and was drawn in by where it was going even if it was a bit strange and seemed unlikely in what I knew of the matrix universe. As the house gave up it's secrets, the short seemed more and more unlikely and it lost me a little bit.

The animation is pretty good but lacks the heavily stylised feel that some of the others of the series have. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it needed more in the way of substance to make it work. The feel at the start is good as it uses music and an observational atmosphere to good effect but I never bought into the plot and it didn't really go anywhere of interest that added to the universe of the matrix.

Overall this starts well but goes nowhere. Those who love the first film of the trilogy may also find the central premise rather hard to accept.


1 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what is the music during the pigeon scene? noxipoo
beyond.. braiden45
Who was the actress/model jebgeorgesuk
Discuss Beyond (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page