General Information

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Released Year: 2017
Runtime: 135 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Directors: Fumihiko Sori
Writers: Hiromu Arakawa, Hiromu Arakawa
Casts: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka, Ryûta Satô, Misako Renbutsu, Yô Ôizumi, Kenjirô Ishimaru, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Shinji Uchiyama, Kanata Hongô, Natsuna, Fumiyo Kohinata, Natsuki Harada, Jun Kunimura, Atom Mizuishi
IMDB: Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 5.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A

Reviews

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The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young
Characters come and go quickly, leaving a feeling that there is too much compression of the multi-episode story.
50
Screen International - Sarah Ward
Instances of alchemy abound in the narrative — walls are converted into projectiles, brick courtyards into hungry beasts — but the same magic can’t improve soap opera-like theatrics, the overuse of expositional dialogue or an eagerness to flit between action scenes.
50
Variety - Richard Kuipers
The first live-action adaptation of the phenomenally popular Japanese manga created by female author Hiromu Arakawa proves to be a mixed bag of eye-catching visuals and uneven storytelling — rushed and choppy at times, and draggy and repetitive at others.
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The Telegraph - Robbie Collin
It all feels grindingly perfunctory – gloopy with jargon and lore, and with no concessions made to newcomers, the film feels less like a worthwhile film in its own right than an invitation to existing fans to buy a ticket, just to see how things turned out.

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)


The plot takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, in a reality where alchemy is real, extremely developed and respected. The plot features brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric who, after attempting the forbidden technique of human transmutation, suffer the consequences. Alphonse loses his entire body while Edward loses his left leg. Edward then sacrifices his right arm to save his brother's soul by attaching it to a metal suit of armor. Edward is then given mechanical prosthetics known as 'automail' in place of his missing arm and leg. Upon acceptance into the State Alchemists, he is given the nickname 'Fullmetal Alchemist', all while searching with Alphonse for the legendary philosopher's stone, that will repair their bodies.