🅱reton Fiander’s review published on Letterboxd:
I truly do not give a fuck what the haters say, this is the best live action adaptation of an anime ever made. Sure, it's very much streamlined to appeal to more mainstream audiences who have not seen the original and Michael Pitt's performance as Kuze is a bit iffy, but everything else is so well done. Visually, everything looks phenomenal, the performances are all great, say what you will about casting Scarlett Johansson as the Major, but there's no doubt she was the best casting choice possible, plus, Beat Takeshi is in it. And I also loved the backstory that they wrote in to make Major more of a compelling character.
Now one thing that I really want to get off my chest is the film's score. Clint Mansel and Lorne Balfe composed what might be one of 2017's best scores... so what the fuck happened with the soundtrack? If you guys don't know what's been going on with it, I'll leave a link at the end of this post. I actually find the score for this one to be better than the original, namely because the only memorable track from the original's OST is the opening credits music. Sorry Kenji Kawai, but I truly adore Clint Mansel and Lorne Balfe's score for this one. So if you're fans of the film and it's score, I'll leave another link to a petition that I've already signed to release the soundtrack. Sorry if I rambled a little bit, but having seen the film a second time, I can say that I fucking adore the score for this movie.