Escaflowne: The Movie
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)

In this animé feature based on the popular Japanese television series, Hitomi is a high school student who is trying to come to terms with a severe case of depression. When her spirits are at their lowest, Hitomi makes a psychic connection… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 30, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2002
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Loren King
Chicago Tribune

Its ambitiousness and artistry should satisfy discriminating fans of the anime genre.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A combination of standard, stiff TV-style animation and snazzy-looking digital effects that do little to disguise the fact that the characters barely move.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Even die-hard fans of Japanese animation ... will find this one a challenge.

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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times

Romantic, riveting and handsomely animated.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is just too bad the film's story does not live up to its style.

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

The idea of an ordinary slacker kid being a savior for another world may not be anything new, but Escaflowne literally gives it a new paint job.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

A visual spectacle full of stunning images and effects.

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Required viewing for anime fans.

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William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Typical animé, with cheapo animation (like Saturday morning TV in the '60s), a complex sword-and-sorcery plot and characters who all have big round eyes and Japanese names.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Browning
Loved the ending to the OVA but still enjoyed the film, although Folken killed in the way he was just didn't do it for me...
Curt C
This is a retelling of the anime of the same name, but is sooooo much better. I ~loved~ the ending.