Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
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San Francisco Chronicle
With excellent animation, gobs of action, mystical mayhem and more twists and turns than you can count, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos - the latest installment of the anime sensation from Japan - is not likely to disappoint its fans. Or the uninitiated.
Manages to be an entertaining and faithful expansion on the original material while being inconsequential to it.
Like a lot of anime, the movie remains entertaining even when you have no idea what's going on.
It's silly and excessive, but Fullmetal Alchemist occasionally strikes a note of adolescent truth, as when Ed wishes for "some way to get our bodies back."
Just because a Japanese animated film is screening at the Museum of Fine Arts doesn't mean that you can count on Miyazaki-caliber artistry.
The New York Times
The widescreen canvas is an improvement over television's limited expanse. But if you're not among the indoctrinated, don't bother.
Los Angeles Times
Fans, go be with your people. Others, approach cautiously.
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