Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

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
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Ghost in the Shell / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Coming nearly 30 years after the manga of the same name, Hollywood’s retelling of Ghost in the Shell draws liberally from 1995’s anime as well as plucking at the DNA of subsequent entries in the canon. Over the past decades, the ideas within - human/tech interfaces; the nature of consciousness - have been thoroughly mined elsewhere, most notably by The Matrix and, more recently, Ex Machina and TV's Westworld. In a sense, it’s fortunate that we’re not subjected to a retreading of familiar territory here, but in not offering anything new to ponder, 2017’s Ghost in the Shell only has surface-level entertainment to offer.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It's slick, enjoyably brutal and beautiful but, just like its protagonist, feels like it lost a little bit of soul somewhere along the way.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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