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From Up On Poppy Hill Reviews

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Eddie Harrison
The List

The sincerity and sentiment of this film are there to be basked in. Yet audiences outside Japan may find the subject too serious and yet too slight; there's a reason why films about potential incest aren't often as cute as this.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2013
Owen Williams
Empire Magazine

Not on a par with Ghibli's greatest work like Totoro or Spirited Away but not without charms of its own. A solid second effort from Miyazaki Junior.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this animated drama feels unusually low-key and realistic.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 25, 2013
Kevin Harley
Total Film

Goro's expressive artistry is fleet, fluent and tenderly affecting. With a worthy story, he might breathe the old man's rarefied air yet.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

July 18, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Ghibli's latest is its most local and historical, like a gorgeous-looking manuscript plucked from a town's archives. A school-film about personal space and preserving place in a Japan on the cusp of a new era. But it'll lack spark for any non-Ghibli fan.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

July 11, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The film refuses to apologize for honor, decency, politeness and modesty; it celebrates stoicism, not self-indulgence; it assumes that these finer qualities are the norm, not the exception.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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A departure for Studio Ghibli - an emotionally nuanced, nostalgic look at the past that is grounded in everyday reality but retains the humor and delight that are part of the studio's trademark.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

May 10, 2013
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

There's definitely enough here to provide a quick fix for older Studio Ghibli fans, though children will probably be bored.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 3, 2013
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The charming and nostalgic "From Up on Poppy Hill" is as lushly illustrated and vividly realized as memory itself.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 2, 2013
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

A sweet but rather bland coming-of-age story.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2013
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Poppy Hill" proves to be more than just a visual feast. Its seemingly slight storyline has a warm emotional resonance, tapping into both the uncertainty of a Japan caught between past and future.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 22, 2013
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

From Up on Poppy Hill, Studio Ghibli's latest, is decidedly earthbound in comparison to those transportive earlier films, though it's not without its charms.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 19, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Goro Miyazaki has a style that's both more painterly and more cinematic than the cartoonish norm, while his father's screenplay is a classic coming-of-age story that seems suited for a live-action remake.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2013
Chris Cabin
Film Racket

What limits From Up on Poppy Hill is its seeming whitewashing of some tough subjects, including the unseen consequences of war and the role of women in post-war Japan.

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 14, 2013
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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In the wisdom of this artfully rendered film, Umi and Shun - and the viewer - come to learn that the past and the future should go hand in hand, that the best way to move forward is to reflect, and respect, what came before.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2013
Matthew Razak
Flixist.com

A wonderfully gorgeous and nostalgic film whose story doesn't live up to its look.

Full Review Source: Flixist.com | Original Score: 69/100

April 8, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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The story of a girl grappling with first love, the absence of her parents and the anxieties of an on-rushing future in 1963 Yokohama has all the earmarks of a Miyazaki classic.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 5, 2013
Nell Minow
Beliefnet

It's strange to see so much focus on the details of the backgrounds, which are exquisitely rendered, when there is so little attention to the expressiveness of the characters.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: B-

April 5, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The film's perfectly fine, but it's not a patch on "Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Princess Mononoke," and other Studio Ghibli classics.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 4, 2013
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

The animation is pretty and clean, reminiscent of other Studio Ghibli films like "Whisper of the Heart," but never achieves wondrous artistry.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B-

April 4, 2013
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