Trippy "Flying Circus" visuals with a killer loon soundtrack. The social commentary aspects are all fine but without much novelty. Film is overlong and could have made its point with less repetition; this is made worse by the rushed and weak ending. Genuinely hilarious at times. 3.5 really, it would be a 4 if some chaff was cut
The plot is often rushed, and it has a tendency (as a number of science-fiction films do) to devote too much time to pointless, unusual sequences. But, when its focused, its quite the thought-provoking story and hypnotic experience. While the animation shows its economies, the beauty and power it creates within those limits is extraordinary. Honestly, it fell just short of four stars for me.