By no means a particularly good film...But as a cultural curiosity and a showcase for stunningly bizarre animation, there's nothing else quite like it.
| Original Score: C+
Its ecological concerns, nuance and occasional lyricism place it squarely within the Ghibli oeuvre but not among its masterpieces.
| Original Score: 3/5
An excellent contribution to Ghibli's legacy of pro-environment fables about the magic of the natural world and the emptiness of crowded cities.
| Original Score: 8/10
A fun, funny and sad commentary on society, Asian society, and the environment...
| Original Score: 3/4
smart, stylishly trippy
| Original Score: 4/5
Deeply affecting and visually mesmerizing, this is one of the best animated movies I've ever seen.
Comes a point where cultural specificity is such that there's really no point in defending something that just doesn't translate.
| Original Score: 1.5/4