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Kiki's Delivery Service Reviews

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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
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

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

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

March 6, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A fine, sincere piece of bittersweet delight.

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

March 20, 2010
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of the very best animated films ever made.

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

June 3, 2003
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
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Adorable. I loved it.

Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com

January 28, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Kiki remains one of Miyazaki's most likeable heroes

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

April 8, 2003
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

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.

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

March 25, 2010
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
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

With so much nasty and unpleasant stuff floating around in contemporary culture, something as good-natured as this comes as a surprise.

Full Review Source: Movie Gurus

June 6, 2003
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

May 28, 2004
Jurgen Fauth
About.com

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

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2003
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
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
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

One of Miyazaki's simplest and sweetest films.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: A-

April 21, 2003
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

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

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

June 28, 2014
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
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
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