Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
(Knockin' On Heaven's Door)
Distributor: Columbia TriStar
© 2001 Sunrise
It’s just another day on Mars, when a strange event unfolds. After a devastating explosion on a highway an unknown disease begins to spread among the people. As the local government sets the highest bounty ever in the history on the head of the culprit it’s time for Spike and friends to enter the action. But there’s a little problem: the man they search for is someone who’s already dead.
Average Ratings: 91
Number of Review Sites: 11
Number of Review Links: 11
"...Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is fantastic, a truly great action movie."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"... this is an excellent movie. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary
"The film pretty much manages to hit each note just right."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A
"The storyline meets the quality of the series, if it doesn't excel beyond it."
Animefringe (Alex Brotman) - 90%
"Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is really just more of the same thing that you experience in the series, but it's so exceptionally done that one can't help but be impressed."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"[Cowboy Bebop: The Movie] is just a cool, hip, action movie that does what it's supposed to do, and it does it well."
DVD Talk (David Blair) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"...an entertaining and stylish ride."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 89 (out of 100)
"Engrossing, thoughtful animated action movie set on Mars."
IGN (Andy Patrizio) - 9 (out of 10)
"If you watch only one anime movie this year, this is the one to watch."
Sequential Tart (Layla Lawlor) - 10 (out of 10)
"A good movie that nevertheless does not compare to an exemplary television series."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"Though it requires some audience patience and isn't as thoroughly engaging as one might wish, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE is good, clever animated filmmaking."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A-