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169 Ratings

Alita: Battle Angel

Directed by Robert Rodriguez
United States, 2019
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


In the twenty-sixth century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist.

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Alita: Battle Angel Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Like fireworks, Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, a long-gestating James Cameron production, is bracing, a multi-patterned eruption scattered across a broad sky.
February 26, 2019
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Alita sums up the possibilities of combining stereoscopy and advanced visual effects to meet both narrative and aesthetic future-facing aims. However, Hollywood has a way to go before it can truly shine light on the potential for diverse bodies and new action heroes.
February 19, 2019
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As spectacle, the film is aces. It welds Rodriguez’s eccentric touch with action and special effects to Cameron’s mastery of world-building. . . . [Alita’s] arc should progress like a three-stage rocket, but it doesn’t attain liftoff, because it’s bonded to a by-now commonplace vision of a menacing future.
February 15, 2019
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