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Kiki's Delivery Service Reviews

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Josh Larsen

...a visual swoon over the delights of flight.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 1/4

June 28, 2014
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

[Miyazaki] revitalizes conventional tropes, using elegant imagery to say something substantial about growing up, and he even subverts gender stereotypes along the way.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A+

February 20, 2014
Tom Folley
Radio Times

An endearing fantasy adventure from Japanese master-animator Hayao Miyazaki is given a quality Disney makeover in its English-language version.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 27, 2013
Andrew Osmond
Empire Magazine

A terrific alternative to the diabetic's nightmare that is most of Disney's output, Kiki's Delivery Service takes pride of place in Miyazaki's exceptional body of work.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 26, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The characters are gently and warmly rendered, and a climactic action sequence involving an unmoored dirigible hints at the stately grandiosity of Miyazaki's masterpiece Howl's Moving Castle.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 26, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A wonderful and enchanting animated film about a 13-year-old girl's initiation into adulthood through her adventures in a strange city.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

March 29, 2010
Sean Axmaker

The magic of Kiki is the girl's sense of wonder in her new world, whether it's her soaring flight among the migrating geese or a bicycle ride... to see the dirigible.

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March 25, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A fine, sincere piece of bittersweet delight.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

March 20, 2010
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

An excellent alternative to much of the frenetic, princess-driven fare that seems to dominate the genre.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

March 16, 2010
Bill Gibron

Miyazaki has found here the perfect balance between allegory and the actual.

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

March 6, 2010
Ken Eisner
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Top-drawer kiddie fare for both fans of the exotic and mainstream family auds.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 10, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The animation is particularly fluid, especially in the scenes where Kiki flies over the city and along its streets.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 31, 2008


One of the sweetest, most enticing animated features ever made, Kiki's Delivery Service's enchanting story and emotional core offer a perfect starting place for anyone keen to explore Hayao Miyazaki's back catalogue.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 31, 2008
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 4/5

March 7, 2005
Staci Layne Wilson

Adorable. I loved it.

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January 28, 2005
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

One of Miyazaki's most personable protagonists, a delightful cast of supporting characters, and a rambling, episodic story full of charming incident and irresistible imagery.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A

October 29, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The gentlest and most sweet-tempered Miyazaki film I've seen -- yet it's not without the strange undercurrent of something slightly sinister that exists in all his works.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

May 28, 2004
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2003
Jurgen Fauth

Miyazaki's suffusing kindness makes Kiki's adventures winning without being overly scary.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2003
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