EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time

critic Reviews

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    Eric Vilas-BoasNew York Magazine/Vulture
    The cumulative result of all this inventive intercutting is a nostalgic reminder of everything that makes Evangelion not just psychologically complex, but balls-to-the-wall fun.
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    Rafael MotamayorindieWire
    The highest praise one can pay "Thrice Upon a Time" is that it truly feels like the "Evangelion" story Anno wanted to tell all those years ago.
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    Jake ColeSlant Magazine
    The film synthesizes the nihilistic tone of The End of Evangelion with the more hopeful terms of the anime's original intended finale.
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    Gustavo PinedaCine Premiere
    With any luck, fans of Evangelion will find this conclusion to have the same catharsis as the characters they have followed for 26 years. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jorge Arturo MoraLa Nación (Costa Rica)
    It is a fan service that works wonderfully, because it not only brings us old acquaintances, but they come to contribute to the psychology of our troubled Shinji. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Ard VijnScreenAnarchy
    I need to hand it to Anno Hideaki: sometimes, the only way to close an opened can of worms is by sealing it inside a bigger can. And with this finale, he did exactly that.
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    Allyson JohnsonThe Young Folks
    It is all that we've expected from the series while being unexpected throughout.
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    Ricardo RosadoFotogramas
    As epic as it is intimate. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Eli FriedbergThe Film Stage
    In the final half-hour, the film sets itself free. Much like the original series finale, 3+1 eventually slags off the tortured constraints of plot and abandons itself to a free-associative symphony of images, words, and raw emotion.
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    Reuben BaronCBR
    Thrice Upon a Time is as imperfect as anything in the Evangelion franchise, but as Anno's last word on the franchise, it might just be a perfect ending.
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