Black Jack: The Movie
Distributor: Manga Entertainment
© 1996 Tezuka Production Co., Ltd./Shochiku Co., Ltd.
An extraordinary number of intellectual and athletic geniuses (the "Super Humans") have the world caught in awe. However, little does anyone know about the hideous conspiracy lurking behind this phenomenon... Black Jack, the underground surgical genius, comes face to face with a lethal virus which may endanger the very existence of mankind!
Average Ratings: 62
Number of Review Sites: 9
Number of Review Links: 9
"...makes a great companion piece to the OVAs, but it also stands well on its own."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"... a silly and poorly executed story leading to an extremely unexciting experience. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - flawed
"...has an excellent thought-provoking plot, striking characters, nice sounds and visuals -- its only minor flaw being the lack of character backgrounds for both Black Jack and Pinoko."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Black Jack remains an enigma throughout, and while he's supposed to be dark and mysterious, some background or purpose would have been nice."
DVD Talk (Earl Cressey) - 2 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"...BlackJack isn't perfect, but it's not a disappointment either."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A
"... an engaging dramatic mystery with an intriguing protagonist."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jeremy A Beard) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"It's only 90 minutes, but feels much longer."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
"...delivers good doses of suspense, intrigue, and medical exploits that should definitely appeal to anyone looking for a good drama."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"...disappointing because it does so many things very well that the flaws are painfully obvious."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B-