Casshern (2004)

A genetic discovery that could prove mankind's saving grace is instead used to create the very beings who threaten their existence in director Kazuaki Kirya's visionary sci-fi epic. The time is the late 21st Century; fifty years of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 15, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

When Casshern is tapping into a sense of awe, it most fully earns the somewhat exhausting world-building it takes to get there.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Like the similarly stylized Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and, to a certain extent, 300, Casshern is more about visuals than story. It's a CG playground where cartoon and live action collide.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The semiotic noise of this juiced-up virtual exhibit doesn't exactly ask to be discerned.

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Michael Dequina

Surprisingly bittersweet and contemplative, and hence registers more strongly than a mere sensory spectacle.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Its pessimistic view of the future is as old hat as the superhero premise, but the way it looks most certainly is not. Style over substance? Certainly. But what style!

Jean-François Vandeuren

Une expérience technique enlevante beaucoup plus qu'un film à part entière.

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

Overlong, heavy-handed and thoroughly humourless it may be, but it is also a spectacularly stylised mutation of the way we look at the world of war.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Nice effects.
Lee ?
Futuristic sci-fi epic from Japan. Quite disappointed to be honest. Has some style and visual flair, but there wasn't enough action and things just got too… More
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EightThirty .
13/11/2010 (DVD)<br/><br/>I loved the way this movie looks and I was amazed with the fighting sequences. I never saw the anime that this was… More
xGary Xx
A medical researcher inadvertently creates a race of humanoids who faced with extermination by the military promptly rebel and declare war on mankind in a… More
Wahida K
Reincarnated with an invincible body to fight an iron devil.