Tekon Kinkurīto
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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 city. Street-smart youngsters Black and White do their best to defend their territory from rival gangs as local yakuza leader Suzuki, fearing that the town has lost its zeal, plots a triumphant return to form. A lifelong criminal with a serious zodiac fixation, Suzuki (aqua The Rat) doesn't want to corrupt the city as much as he simply wants reinvigorate… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the anime Tekkonkinkreet, two orphans of life's storms sail through the air like birds, like superheroes, like Jackie Chan."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York 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."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White is an enthralling anime and easily the best-animated film you will see this year."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Anime enthusiasts will want to take a look, but the film is too uneven to serve as a good introduction to the form."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Wins you over with its sense of style and attention to detail ... a fine display of what can be done in hand-drawn and painted animation."
‑ Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net
"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."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Far less cartoonish than, say Pirates of the Caribbean 3. And its characters are the most poignant, and convincingly human, of the summer."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"For grown-ups who can let the story wash over them without asking too many questions, it's a treat."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Since the movie more or less abandons all pretense of naturalism somewhere around its midpoint, in the end the expressionistic frenzy of light, movement, and color that takes over is enough to make it worth seeing."
‑ Jim Hemphill, Reel.com
"A mournful poem about childhood and adulthood."
‑ Jeremy Knox, Film Threat
"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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Tekk it or leave eet."
‑ Scott Collura, IGN Movies
"Borrowing in equal measures from innocuous child fantasies and Street Fighter, the colorfully imaginative world of Tekkonkinkreet has its fair share of marvels."
‑ Eric Kohn, New York Press
"The movie is a collection of disparate anime parts that never really comes together."
‑ Paul Schrodt, Slant Magazine
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