Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998)

Hiroyuki Okiura and Mamoru Oshii follow up on their landmark animation feature Ghost in the Shell with this despotic sci-fi flick that fuses fascism, Hitchcock, and Little Red Riding Hood. The film opens with a detailed retelling of an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

I liked the idea of the movie more than the movie itself -- though sections of it are mind-blowing.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

It's an evocative anachronism.

Dan Fazio

Oshii's layered use of the Red Riding Hood story is both clever and chilling.

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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times

A grim, brooding film of exceptional power.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Confirms my preference for live-action cinematography, without any tricks or conceits to place quotation marks around an already fantastic illusion of reality.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Forgettable anime.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

Jin-Roh's hand-rolled look and ripped-from-the-sci-fi-headlines plot are an asset and a relief.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

While it uses the advantages of line-drawn animation to fashion a setting that would cost hundreds of millions to produce as live action, the dramatic scale is minimal and tepid.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Unsettling and beautiful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Saskia D.
I wasn't really feeling it. The characters were a bit shallow. A lot more could've been done with the theme wolf-brigade and the red riding hood… More
Marcus Woolcott
Unusual for an anime to be so dull and morose. Such a shame.
Perhaps the plot tries too hard in the middle to give more heart and complexity to its sci-fi premise, but it's psychologically and philosophically… More
Alex Dackard
An absolutely gorgeous movie. I have deliberately refrained from using word 'anime' because of its capacity to take its emotions and hit your like a… More
Michael Gildea
Not the best anime I've ever seen, but it beats the shit out of Pokemon.

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