Tekon Kinkurīto
Tekon Kinkurīto (2007)

A pair of feisty young street urchins attempts to protect an unnamed metropolis from a diabolical villain whose plans to raze the urban landscape on the behalf of malevolent real-estate developers threatens to destroy the very soul of the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

In the anime Tekkonkinkreet, two orphans of life's storms sail through the air like birds, like superheroes, like Jackie Chan.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Tekkonkinkreet, for all its architecturally grimy virtuosity and flourishes of anime cool, remains the story of a damaged city that can still point to one mighty example of brotherly love.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White is an enthralling anime and easily the best-animated film you will see this year.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Somewhat resembles Paprika, another recent piece of Japanimation. But director Michael Arias, a Tokyo-based American, doesn't fuse his striking graphics to a story anywhere near as satisfying.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Far less cartoonish than, say Pirates of the Caribbean 3. And its characters are the most poignant, and convincingly human, of the summer.

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

For grown-ups who can let the story wash over them without asking too many questions, it's a treat.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The dazzlingly intricate backgrounds are a marvel, and though the jam-packed story occasionally trips over its own sentimentality, it quickly rights itself every time.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

By the end of this phantasmagorical journey, I was as wrapped up in the precarious fate of these two wounded kids and the honorable yakuza warlords of Treasure Town as I've been in any film all year.

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Scott Collura
IGN Movies

Tekk it or leave eet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
This is the sort of movie that I would normally love, but the story is not there. The animation, is of course, fantastic, beautiful, and original. I may be… More
Saskia D.
I rewatched this movie again, I just can't believe how good it is. Not only is it visually stunning, it is fast, dynamic and has depth. The connection… More