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Patlabor 2: The Movie

Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2

Directed by Mamoru Oshii
Japan, 1993
Animation, Sci-Fi, Thriller


When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

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Patlabor 2: The Movie Directed by Mamoru Oshii

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  • nrh's rating of the film Patlabor 2: The Movie

    One of the great 'near-future' science fiction films and definitely one of the better political thrillers of the '90s, this vision of a terrorist attack via hijacked planes pushing a gentrified city towards marshal law is alarmingly prescient, to say the least. The long lyrical montage of military force watching over tokyo, mostly reflected in monitors and windows, is enough to argue for early Oshii's lasting power.

  • Paolo Simeone's rating of the film Patlabor 2: The Movie

    Non mi spingerei la` dove si spingono molti per cui un anime sui mecha senza praticamente i mecha e` un capolavoro a priori. E` un esperimento per quello che verra`, denso e astratto allo stesso tempo, che fugge via in mille direzioni per poi raccontare poco. E dire tanto, ma raccontare poco e` roba che riesce solo ai grandi.