General Information

Glossary: J
Released Year: 1999
Runtime: 102 minutes
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directors: Hiroyuki Okiura
Casts: Tamio Ohki, Yoshikatsu Fujiki, Sumi Mutou, Hiroyuki Kinosha, Eri Sendai, Kenji Nakagawa, Kousei Hirota, Ryuichi Horibe, Yukihiro Yoshida, Yoshisada Sakaguchi, Yoshisada Sakaguchi
IMDB: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.4

Reviews

100
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Sean Axmaker
The plot is often bewilderingly complex and the dense layers of subterfuge hard to follow, but by the climax the fairy tale has been twisted into a fascist fable of realpolitik mercenary opportunism.
90
L.A. Weekly - Unnamed
Where Okiura leads the art of animation into truly uncharted territory is in his character work, the precise behavioral strokes that bring people to life in two dimensions.
80
Village Voice - J. Hoberman
A superbly crafted science-fiction fairy tale that's both Grimm and grim.
75
San Francisco Chronicle - Wesley Morris
The film is built to quaver and buckle along with its victims and martyrs. In an almost soulful way, it bespeaks the reality lingering when the final fantasy ends.
50
TV Guide Magazine - Maitland McDonagh
Characters are undermined by the inexpressive animation that mars the majority of animated films: Their haunted inner lives are clearly meant to take center stage, but their faces are blank and two-dimensional.

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)



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