Kumo no mukô, yakusoku no basho (The Place Promised in Our Early Days) Reviews

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
June 28, 2009
I suspect that in 20 years, film buffs worldwide will be pointing to The Place Promised in Our Early Days as the introductory work from one of cinema's first-rate directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
Phil Hall
Film Threat
July 20, 2005
Superior anime offering.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
June 17, 2005
By any standard it's impressive anime; as a feature debut it's a remarkable achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 17, 2005
Shinkai Makoto, who made the 30-minute 'Voices of a Distant Star' by himself on a laptop computer, has written and directed an anime that favors human emotions over robot battles.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
June 16, 2005
Eschews the standard deathdroids and fuzzy critters for a more grounded, hard SF approach. Shinkai's debut ... falls prey to a frustrating feedback loop of a plot.
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