Ghost in the Shell Review Roundup: What The Critics Are Saying

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Fans worldwide have been nail-bitingly anticipating the Live-Action reboot of Ghost in the Shell, which has finally had its reviews released. We’ve popped all the best right here in our Ghost in the Shell review roundup. Starring Scarlett Johansson in the lead role and Takeshi Kitano also making an appearance. The reverence behind the original movie made it an iconic 90s Anime staple, being based on Masamune Shirow’s 1989 Manga. Ghost in the Shell is all about an intricate web of Cyberpunk conspiracy, drenched in high production values and awesome phsyical props made by WETA. You can take a look at some of their incredible props here. Take a look at the latest Ghost in the Shell trailer below.

The slick presentation and grounded expansion on the original work in Ghost in the Shell has been widely praised by critics. With many critics praising the production design and performances in the film. While fans will still be incredibly divisive over the live-action Western version of the movie, after growing attached to the Anime, which has spawned a huge amount of spinoffs and other animated features. It seems that Ghost in the Shell seems to want to establish an entire universe, too. Check out the Ghost in the Shell Review roundup below!

“Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films…” – Variety

“For Johansson, this could easily be a franchise in the making, her own futuristic, post-human equivalent of a John Wick or Bourne.” – The Telegraph

“It’s a spectacular movie” – The Guardian 

“Every scene thrusts out something to catch (and occasionally caress) the eye: murky drinking dens besieged by scuttling, arachnoid attendants, a watery virtual limbo where binary ones and zeroes float up like bubbles.” – IndieWire

“If you’re looking for a smart contemporary take on the robot genre, look no further” – The Hollywood Reporter

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