The Ron’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've finally seen the film that inspired The Matrix and many other films.
This 2.0 version remastered on blu-ray is a treat for the eyes. It quite simply looks fantastic. The premise here is excellent, and it's influence on other films is obvious. I liked the story, but there was a level of detachment I felt from the characters that kept me from loving it. I'm sure considering most of these characters are A.I.'s I should expect an emotional void, but I didn't feel anything at all about any of them and it hurt the experience for me.
In the end Ghost in the Shell is a film I really liked but didn't love. This leaves me still searching for that anime that will eclipse 3 1/2 stars and enter 4 star love territory.