Spriggan (2001)

Animator of the groundbreaking animé classic Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo was the executive producer for this two-fisted Raiders of the Lost Ark-like animated action-adventure flick, based on a manga by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa. The… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 12, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

Characterisation is regulation thin, plotting largely nonsensical, 'camerawork' and effects increasingly pyrotechnical until an amazing final light show inside the Ark.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

The Spriggan are specially trained troops placed all over the world for the purpose of guarding historical artifacts - kinda sci-fi Indiana Joneses if you will.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Visuals are all that this movie has going for it. If the sound system in your theater dies, it won't make any difference.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Much of Spriggan feels like an apocalyptic Arnold Schwarzenegger cartoon, with lots of automatic gunfire, rivers of blood and dialogue that could have been written by a theologically inclined 11-year-old with a thing for explosions.

James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Newcomers to anime would be better off checking out the likes of Ghost in the Shell, but fans of the genre won't be disappointed.

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Shawn Levy

A better-than-average anime adventure.

Jay Hardwig
Austin Chronicle

This animated 1998 actioner about a Japanese superspy out to defend the world's most guarded archaeological secrets from evil Americans has to be seen to be believed.

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Urban Cinefile

What this one has above many of its stablemates is a storyline that favours fanciful 'reality' over unbridled science-fiction extravaganza.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Kawasaki can stage an action sequence with the best of them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
Not bad.. wanted a little more though, good enough for an old Animation Film.. There are better ones these days ha ha ha ^_^
Dean McKenna
<i>Spriggan</i> rocks! Spectacular action-adventure animation that compelling mix of <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> and James Bond… More
Michael Gildea
One of the cooler anime films I've seen.