Tekkonkinkreet (Tekkon kinkurīto)
Tekkonkinkreet (Tekkon kinkurīto) (2007)

A pair of feisty young street urchins attempts to protect an unnamed metropolis from a diabolical villain whose plans to raze the urban landscape on the behalf of malevolent real-estate developers threatens to destroy the very soul of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Manohla Dargis
New York Times

In the anime Tekkonkinkreet, two orphans of life's storms sail through the air like birds, like superheroes, like Jackie Chan.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Tekkonkinkreet, for all its architecturally grimy virtuosity and flourishes of anime cool, remains the story of a damaged city that can still point to one mighty example of brotherly love.

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Beth Accomando

Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White is an enthralling anime and easily the best-animated film you will see this year.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Somewhat resembles Paprika, another recent piece of Japanimation. But director Michael Arias, a Tokyo-based American, doesn't fuse his striking graphics to a story anywhere near as satisfying.

John Anderson

Far less cartoonish than, say Pirates of the Caribbean 3. And its characters are the most poignant, and convincingly human, of the summer.

Marc Mohan

For grown-ups who can let the story wash over them without asking too many questions, it's a treat.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The dazzlingly intricate backgrounds are a marvel, and though the jam-packed story occasionally trips over its own sentimentality, it quickly rights itself every time.

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Andrew O'Hehir

By the end of this phantasmagorical journey, I was as wrapped up in the precarious fate of these two wounded kids and the honorable yakuza warlords of Treasure Town as I've been in any film all year.

Scott Collura
IGN Movies

Tekk it or leave eet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
This is the sort of movie that I would normally love, but the story is not there. The animation, is of course, fantastic, beautiful, and original. I may be… More
Saskia D.
I rewatched this movie again, I just can't believe how good it is. Not only is it visually stunning, it is fast, dynamic and has depth. The connection… More
Robert Brogan
Tekkon Kinkreet is stunning and easily the best animated movie (I've seen) in years. It has the vibrancy and surrealism of Paprika, the emotional intensity… More