1997 / 94m - Japan
Action, Crime - Animation
City Hunter: Goodbye My Sweetheart poster


June 11, 2020


A decent but not very notable film within the City Hunter franchise. I've probably said it before, but I feel a franchise like this benefits more from shorter episodes, somewhere in the range of 45-60 minutes. A full hour and a half is simply a bit much for the material at hand, which is exactly what's holding this film back.

One problem is that it feels like every new film is just a variation on something you've already seen before. Characters are very stereotypical and keep on pulling the same stuff over and over again, to the point where I was getting actual déjà vus. Don't expect anything too original from this one in other words.

The animation is a bit better compared to the older entries, which is normal I guess, just don't expect anything grand or exceptional. The comedy is decent, the action is fun, the plot a little too plain. With 90 minutes to fill though, it feels stretched and somewhat forced in places. Cut this film in half and you'd have something a lot better.