X (X: Their Destiny Was Foreordained 1999)
X (X: Their Destiny Was Foreordained 1999) (1996)

Clamp, Japan's acclaimed all-female animation group, created this futuristic animated adventure with veteran anime director Rintaro. As the Year of Destiny dawns, the fate of the universe rests on the shoulders of Kamui Shiro, a young… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1996
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Won't win over any new fans to the form.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

An all-female studio made X. However, don't expect any feminist insights: the villainess still has huge jugs . . .

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Michael Dequina

The spectacular artwork and animation go a long way toward keeping the audience captivated.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Part of the reason it moves so slowly is that it takes time to introduce the 20 or so main characters in the film, and it takes some time to show each of these characters being hacked to death with swords.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a visually extravagant, exhilarating explosion of animation that makes absolutely no sense

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Earth versus Heaven is always an interesting conflict, but it's seldom looked so beautiful.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

In a movie that is deadly serious, the stilted dialog provides unexpected sources of mirth.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
CLAMP's broad appeal with anime fans is beyond me, still to this date. At least everyone gets killed quite fast here. What a waste of X-Japan's… More
Curt C
Looks great! Loved the ending! Too bad about ... everything else.
Anthony Valletta
Beautiful and symbolic anime.