Ghost in the Shell 3D

Ghost in the Shell 3D

Ghost in the Shell 3D

Live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's classic cyberpunk manga of the same name starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk and Michael Pitt.

Cyborg policewoman The Major (Johansson) and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotics' artificial intelligence technology. Shot in Wellington, New Zealand.

2017Rating: M, Science fiction themes, violence & content that may disturb107 minsUSA
ActionCrimeDramaScience Fiction3D
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Pretty (but) Bland

I enjoyed this film because it was gorgeous and it had Scarlett and possibly those Geisha's because they might nearly be worth the price of the ticket alone. But the story never quite soared to anywhere original that we hadn't seen before and better. It saddens me to think they squandered what could have possibly been transcending . Perhaps it would have...

3.0
0

Looks great in 3D - but it's an empty shell

In an attempt to make us forget that this Ghost has already been shelled by movies from THE MATRIX to EX MACHINA, the scriptwriters of this re-tread have taken the plot of the original, gutted it of anything too challenging for anyone over thirteen, and reduced it to a gorgeous looking, action movie, with so little characterisation or complexity left that...

2.0
0

See this in IMAX 3D

That's how I saw it and I can't imagine it any other way. It's the only way to appreciate the scale of the cityscapes This is a tidied up version of the esoteric classic but it works on many levels. The linear story makes it easy to follow and visually it's a real feast. Do we care that the lead actress is not Asian? Not really. Her character never looked...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Led by a resolute Scarlett Johansson, Rupert Sanders' pulse-quickening, formally stunning live-action take on the manga classic both honours and streamlines its source.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Not the most original film you'll see this year, but Ghost in the Shell's visually stunning sci-fi world demands to be seen on the big screen.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Johansson is always convincing as the robot Major ... Her acting style is just elusive or unreadable enough to make her plausible here.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

One of the most visually and sonically spectacular films I've seen and heard in a year or more.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Even though there's an enormous amount to look at and digest, little of this film is truly memorable or thought-provoking.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

No amount of whispered, meaningful monologue can hoodwink the viewer into believing that this movie is anything more than an shapely, empty vessel with delusions of existential sci-fi grandeur.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A heavily computer-generated enterprise with more body than brains, more visuals than ideas, as if the original movie's hard drive had been wiped clean of all that was dark, poetic and mystifying.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

So heavily derivative it doesn't feel like anything new, and there's little depth beneath that slick surface. But it's solid and attractive, at least, with a retro appeal to its cyberpunk stylings.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Led by a resolute Scarlett Johansson, Rupert Sanders' pulse-quickening, formally stunning live-action take on the manga classic both honours and streamlines its source.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Not the most original film you'll see this year, but Ghost in the Shell's visually stunning sci-fi world demands to be seen on the big screen.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Johansson is always convincing as the robot Major ... Her acting style is just elusive or unreadable enough to make her plausible here.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

One of the most visually and sonically spectacular films I've seen and heard in a year or more.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Even though there's an enormous amount to look at and digest, little of this film is truly memorable or thought-provoking.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

No amount of whispered, meaningful monologue can hoodwink the viewer into believing that this movie is anything more than an shapely, empty vessel with delusions of existential sci-fi grandeur.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A heavily computer-generated enterprise with more body than brains, more visuals than ideas, as if the original movie's hard drive had been wiped clean of all that was dark, poetic and mystifying.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

So heavily derivative it doesn't feel like anything new, and there's little depth beneath that slick surface. But it's solid and attractive, at least, with a retro appeal to its cyberpunk stylings.

3.0
0

Pretty (but) Bland

I enjoyed this film because it was gorgeous and it had Scarlett and possibly those Geisha's because they might nearly be worth the price of the ticket alone. But the story never quite soared to anywhere original that we hadn't seen before and better. It saddens me to think they squandered what could have possibly been transcending . Perhaps it would have...

3.0
0

Looks great in 3D - but it's an empty shell

In an attempt to make us forget that this Ghost has already been shelled by movies from THE MATRIX to EX MACHINA, the scriptwriters of this re-tread have taken the plot of the original, gutted it of anything too challenging for anyone over thirteen, and reduced it to a gorgeous looking, action movie, with so little characterisation or complexity left that...

2.0
0

See this in IMAX 3D

That's how I saw it and I can't imagine it any other way. It's the only way to appreciate the scale of the cityscapes This is a tidied up version of the esoteric classic but it works on many levels. The linear story makes it easy to follow and visually it's a real feast. Do we care that the lead actress is not Asian? Not really. Her character never looked...

4.0
0