A baroque, bloody fantasy-adventure that stubbornly remains less than the sum of its parts.
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The New York Times by Dave Kehr
Handsome, well-executed film that nonetheless feels a bit long at 111 minutes. Those who are already anime fans will certainly find it stimulating; but this may not be the one to convert the uninitiated.
Washington Post by Desson Thomson
If you appreciate fine animation and edgy material, this blood's for you.
San Francisco Chronicle by Edward Guthmann
The animation is rich and densely detailed, the characters well defined.
New York Daily News by Elizabeth Weitzman
Beautiful, witty and provocative, this is one genre film that ought to appeal to fans and non-fans alike.
Portland Oregonian by Kim Morgan
Exciting, gory, funny and, like much of anime, a bit cheesy.
New Times (L.A.) by Luke Y. Thompson
Doesn't quite scale the heights it could and should, often because of its inappropriate humor, which could be blamed on cultural mistranslation.
TV Guide Magazine by Maitland McDonagh
It's a must-see for horror buffs and anime fans; and while it lacks the haunting thematic underpinnings of "Blood The Last Vampire," -- it's a more satisfying movie-going experience.
Austin Chronicle by Marc Savlov
As usual with anime features, just because it's animated doesn't mean it's for kids; heads roll and blood spurts, so know that going in, mom and dad. For the older crowd, though, it's gory and gorgeous bliss.
Philadelphia Inquirer by Steven Rea
A genre pastiche that's fun to watch, although it's also frustrating.