Ghost in the ShellIn the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people's minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, 'The Ghost in the Shell.'Keywords:
Actors of "Ghost in the Shell"
Characters of "Ghost in the Shell"
Directors of "Ghost in the Shell"
Rupert SandersBirthdate: 16 March 1971, Westminster, London, England, UK
Creators of "Ghost in the Shell"
Shirow MasamuneBirthdate: 23 November 1961, Kobe, Japan
Critic Reviews of "Ghost in the Shell"
Anthony Lane New YorkerApril 03, 2017
Sadly, as the plot proceeds, Sanders begins to duck ... bothersome concepts. He picks a more sentimental path, which leads Major, following the example of Jason Bourne, on a quest to discover who she truly is.
Katie Walsh Tribune News ServiceMarch 31, 2017
It gets bogged down in aesthetics that are stimulating only for the sake of stimulation, seemingly without a flicker of thought behind them. Shell indeed, but there's no ghost at home.
David Sims The AtlanticMarch 31, 2017
A flimsy copy of a copy, one that recreates some of the anime's set-pieces nearly shot for shot, but then pares away nearly everything else that made the original a classic.
Peter Rainer Christian Science MonitorMarch 31, 2017
It's unfortunate, if predictable, that Hollywood found it necessary to almost entirely eliminate deep think in favor of deep action.
James Berardinelli ReelViewsMarch 31, 2017
Ghost in the Shell is visually compelling but tone deaf.
Will Leitch The New RepublicMarch 31, 2017
It only works up much feeling when it is trying to defend itself against protests that might affect its bottom line. You won't be much moved by that either.
Marija Djurovic Cairo360April 26, 2017
Visually enticing but not necessarily engaging.
Eric Melin Pitch.comApril 24, 2017
It reduces the philosophical quest for understanding of what it means to be human to a very familiar trope: the search for a former identity. Essentially, the Major is now Jason Bourne - or, more precisely, Robocop, by way of Frankenstein's monster.
John Serba MLive.comApril 21, 2017
It's all visual panache with no true dramatic weight. Maybe there's a richer story occurring in the corners of the screen; perhaps the film plays better with the sound off.
Nicolás Ruiz Código espaguetiApril 18, 2017
You're not going to have a bad time at the cinema, just don't expect to feel that those who created this beautiful work, want to flatter, beyond nostalgia, your intelligence. [Full review in Spanish]
Susan Granger SSG SyndicateApril 13, 2017
Its frenetic whiz-bang technology favors style over substance - and the uproar over casting a Caucasian actress in an iconic Japanese story is understandable.
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