Avalon (2001)

Following up on his cult anime masterpieces Patlabor 2 and Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii makes his live-action debut with this virtual reality thriller set in a near-future cyberpunk wasteland, in which the youth of an unnamed central… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2003
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Among other things, Avalon may be the first movie that uses contemporary Poland as a special effect.

Jamie Russell

Manages to create a haunting virtual world that's more mystical than anything the Wachowski brothers have offered us, blending the real and the imagined into a portentous cyberpunk fable.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The techno thriller is more boring than thrilling.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It will overjoy viewers looking for a leisurely fantasy departure and bore to tears others hoping for another Matrix.

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Dean McKenna
This Mamoru Oshii's first live-action sci-fi motion picture is familiar as <i>Blade Runner</i> meets <i>The Matrix</i> and I… More
EightThirty .
This Movie is not 4 everyone ^_^
_kelly .King
Was not at all disappointed. The key here is that in scenes set in the game, it feels set in a game and scenes set in "real realities" look real… More
Drew Smith
Pretty, but also pretty stupid. No one in this movie can act worth a damn, especially Ash, who displays a range of emotions from A to A. She has the same blank… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Mr Oshii, the next time write a book about the subject, or let someone else direct.
Ross Collins
Weird Polish movie about a virtual reality computer game