Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Posted on

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
116 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/04/03
performer:
Beau Billingslea, Steven Jay Blum, Melissa Charles, Wendee Lee
director:
Shinichiro Watanabe
distributor:
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author:
69651
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure, Animation

We gave it a B+

In the year 2071, bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and his band of merry outlaws (paternal cyborg Jet, sassy femme Faye, and girly techno-savant Ed) hop on the trail of a seemingly indestructible terrorist planning to make Halloween on Mars a truly scary event. Based on the popular Japanese TV series (currently airing on the Cartoon Network), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is in no rush to get to its conclusion, and so the occasional, very well done action sequences are spaced out by languorous stretches of, get this, STORY. For anime, this is a welcome change indeed. EXTRAS A passel of featurettes, in which the Japanese creators and the American voice cast detail the ”Bebop” world, are okay, but check out the storyboard comparisons — one of the best presentations of such material yet.

Comments