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Howl's Moving Castle Reviews

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Ben Walters
Time Out
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The risibly cloying closing scenes are likely to nix any remaining goodwill, blotting out such delicate early touches as a stroll through the air far above a town square.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Miyazaki's stunning animation and characteristically vivid colors make the film a visual feast...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Miyazaki has done better, and his epic style might get the best of him in this film a bit. Still, it is nonetheless a journey worth taking.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 7, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

If it weren't for "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," "Howl's Moving Castle" would be your winner for this year's Academy Award for Best Animated Picture.

| Original Score: A-

February 16, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

As a lover of Fantasy and Sci-Fi books and movies, this cartoon appealed me to with its detailed plot and unique world.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 12, 2006
Philippa Hawker
Sydney Morning Herald

Miyazaki has an appeal that crosses generations. Adult audiences are drawn to the depth and variety of his vision, but so are kids, and for exactly the same reasons.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 17, 2006
Chris Wyatt
Now Playing Magazine

Miyazaki's latest epic (and that's just what it was... epic) lived up to every expectation.

Full Review Source: Now Playing Magazine

December 20, 2005
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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There is giggling, belly-laughing, and gasping to be done watching Howl's Moving Castle.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

December 9, 2005
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

A compelling story is the main ingredient missing from Howl's Moving Castle.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Joe Utichi

If you're in the market for a brilliant piece of family animation you'd be hard-pressed to find anything better this year.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2005
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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Miyazaki's animated adaptation of Jones' book is a charming and thoroughly absorbing treat.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Matthew Turner

The hand-drawn animation is breathtakingly gorgeous and there's a huge amount of detail that will reward repeated viewings.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2005
Andrew Osmond
Empire Magazine

As much of a hand-drawn treat as Spirited Away, chock-full of numinous sunsets, fabulous organic machinery and gratuitously delightful touches.

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

September 24, 2005
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

A terrific little fantasy that will arouse one's childlike curiosity.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 23, 2005
Jonathan Trout

Youngsters and Miyazaki fans will coo at the world's depth and rich surreality, but opaque plotting, and a tendency to mope with Sophie whilst Howl is off affecting events let the momentum of the first act vanish into thin air.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

There are some truly inspired moments, although this new animation from Japanese writer / director Hayao Miyazaki never reaches the heights of the brilliant Spirited Away.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 18, 2005
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Positively sings with color and light.

Full Review Source: Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus | Original Score: A-

August 31, 2005
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

It's Miyazaki's most difficult work to get a grip on.

Full Review

August 9, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Strange and beautiful, "Howl's Moving Castle" is the latest anime offering from Hayao Miyazaki.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 19, 2005
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Miyazaki and his team of crazy geniuses at world-renowned Studio Ghibli have once again produced an animated film of joy and beauty.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 10/10

July 16, 2005
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