Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0)
Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0) (2008)

A film that has spawned a thousand imitations but never been bettered - Mamoru Oshii's legendary anime film Ghost in the Shell returns in a stunning new edition remastered by Oshii himself.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2008
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David Jenkins
Time Out

It remains an emotive, sensuous and visually arresting work despite the unnecessary tinkering.

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Daniel Etherington

A considerably better re-tooling than certain other 'reimagined' sci-fi films we could mention. A classic given extra class.

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Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

It remains a powerful and intelligent film and looks to become all the more relevant as we drift into a future played out in series of noughts and ones.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Classic noir sci-fi anime has violence, profanity, nudity.

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Andrew Pulver

It looks great, for sure: demonic cityscapes, lysergic mind-trips and aestheticised military hardware. And it's admirably grown-up in its aspiration too.

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Toby Weidmann
Filmstar Magazine

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 has clearly been created to draw to the franchise a younger generation more used to crisper, more vibrant animation, and with this in mind it succeeds.

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Sean Axmaker

... an odd hybrid of the original film and the slick 3D computer animation scenes, which is great for the cyber-imagery but... has less personality when it is used on the characters...

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

Mamoru Oshii's digitally tweaked, colour- corrected and otherwise "enhanced" version of his 1995 anime classic remains as visually ravishing and bafflingly opaque as ever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
The great original <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> movie from Mamoru Oshii returns in 2.0 fashion.<p>Story wise, this is the same 80 minute film.… More
Robert Brogan
As someone who has not seen the original GITS in years and generally dislikes the way CG is done, I still rate GITS 2.0 five stars. The negative reviews have a… More