My Neighbor Totoro - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Neighbor Totoro Reviews

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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times
December 8, 2014
Despite these limits, My Neighbor Totoro is a gentle and affirming film.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
December 8, 2014
Miyazaki's appreciation of miraculous possibilities and childhood visions is what drives Totoro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
December 8, 2014
Sheer enchantment.
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Sam Adams
AV Club
May 23, 2013
The world the characters inhabit is less expressionist than impressionist, blessed with a delicate evocation of natural light and color that subtly incorporates Miyazaki's environmentalism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Leonard Klady
Variety
September 1, 2008
Obviously aimed at an international audience, the film evinces a disorienting combination of cultures that produces a nowhere land more confused than fascinating.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 19, 2007
The lack of sentimentality will be utterly refreshing to those raised on a diet of Disney.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Too much of the film...is taken up with stiff, mechanical chitchat.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 6, 2002
Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy.