MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 677 this week

Natural City (2003)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,544 users  
Reviews: 38 user | 58 critic

In the year 2080, the world is connected by a massive computer network. Combiners have developed a process that allows them to merge the souls of human and machine/cyborg, wreaking havoc in... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 12 Jan 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 22 Jun 2011
 
list image
a list of 34 titles
created 25 Apr 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 10 Sep 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Natural City" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Natural City (2003)

Natural City (2003) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Natural City.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Shahab Zargari
Stars: Evan Cassidy, Alex Demkin, Bob Gates
Barjo (1992)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The narrator, "Barjo" (nutcase, crap artist), is an obsessive simpleton, given to filling his notebook with verbatim dialog, observed trivia, and oddball speculation on human behavior and ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Boivin
Stars: Richard Bohringer, Anne Brochet, Hippolyte Girardot
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-cop now working as a security guard in a shopping mall tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors

Director: Sung-ho Kim
Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Myung-min Kim, Hye-na Kim
Impostor (2001)
Sci-Fi | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Shane Brolly, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Sinise
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman is walking alone through an abandoned city. She approaches the forbidden zone and tries to pass through. Everywhere the Morning Patrol and deceptive traps are watching. The city ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Nikolaidis
Stars: Michele Valley, Takis Spiridakis, Liana Hatzi
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.

Director: Si-myung Lee
Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Tôru Nakamura, Jin-ho Seo
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Simon
Stars: Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham, Katheryn Winnick
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Emiliano Larre
Stars: Philip K. Dick
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Larry Sanders gets more than he bargained for when he brings his wife, Laura, home an antique cuckoo clock in this adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story.

Director: Matthew Mandarano
Stars: Elijah Chester, Reid Dalton, Lisa Sain Odom
The Pipers (2013)
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A Psychiatrist army doctor is puzzled by a case of a French soldier who returns from the war in Afghanistan and claims that he's a plant.

Director: Ammar Quteineh
Stars: Dimitri Michelsen, Dom Micheau, Arnaud Vallens
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Storm Thorgerson
Stars: Bernard Hill, Phil Daniels, Jon Finch
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

This is a the full cut of a remake of Blade Runner originally created for Empire Magazine's Done in Sixty Seconds competition. Blade Runner 60 moves the film's action to London, and takes ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Cosgrove
Stars: George Xander, Catherine Adams, Lawrence Carmichael
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
R
Jae-un Lee ...
Cyon
Rin Seo ...
Ria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eun-pyo Jeong ...
Croy
...
Cyper
Eul-dong Kim
Hyo-seon Kim
Ju-hye Ko ...
Ami
Chang Yun ...
Noma
Edit

Storyline

In the year 2080, the world is connected by a massive computer network. Combiners have developed a process that allows them to merge the souls of human and machine/cyborg, wreaking havoc in a deeply divided society. This movie shares traits with other films like Blade Runner and Ghost in the shell. A visually impressive piece, with a strong emphasis on relationships. Genre - Sci-Fi, Dystopian. Written by Makai

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The war has begun...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

2080 - Amor Cibernético  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Early in the movie R is shot in the hand. He wears a bandage around his hand after that. This bandage appears and disappears on his hand throughout the rest of the movie. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Excellent film
2 May 2005 | by (Orlando, FL, United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the low rating of this picture.

THIS is what science fiction SHOULD be!!! Too much sci-fi has become pretty people in black PVC or leather bondage gear blowing things up in 360 slow-mo. Natural City actually sits back and tells a tells a story without bludgeoning us with Matrix-lite effects.

This is as much a sad tale of love denied as it is a renegade cop, a cyborg, a "hooker with(out) a heart of gold" and the military-industrial complex of a the future.

YES, the story is derivative of Blade Runner. Most, if not all, sci-fi of today is derivative of either Blade Runner, Mad Max or 1984. Move on. Enjoy the good stuff when it happens.

LOVED the fact that they did not stomp all over the subtleties of this movie with the standard industrial metal soundtrack that is de riguer in much sci-fi. The piano score was haunting and kept us grounded in R's sorrow for his pending loss.

Come into Natural City with an open mind and no Blade Runner hang-ups and you will be rewarded with a very good film. Not since Minority Report have we seen sci-fi done with this much respect paid to thinking grown ups.


27 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what is Korean problem? judantis_vaizdas
Why Only 5.9? WebWalker2
Little confused about Cyon TheComplex
When is it coming stateside Player2
1 word to sum this film up e1mariachi
Question about the beginning. fluxcap
Discuss Natural City (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?