Bleach ★★★½

One of the more faithful adaptations of a manga or anime. It seems to require a fair bit of knowledge of the original Bleach run to understand some of the knowing references, but for the most part, it lands.

I felt the ending was rather odd and rushed - and that carried through the film which was stuffed full of plot. However, it redeems itself with injections of heart through some fantastic acting. There's humour and depth here, and also some fantastic design work and fight scenes.

Worth a watch.