Ponyo

Ponyo

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Ponyo Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While it continually stimulates our imagination, it's a little too odd to really resonate.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 16, 2010

Daily Record [UK]

Perfect family entertainment with a subtle environmental message.

Full Review Source: Daily Record [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

Miyazaki's back, and still a force of nature. A weird, wonderful aquatic romp, Ponyo is also a meditation on the state of this blue planet. Catch it.

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

February 16, 2010
David Jenkins
Time Out
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We're drawn under the waves of the sea to a hidden enclave of neon-hued aqualife more vibrant, surreal and enchanting than any of the floating 3D whatsits in 'Avatar'.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010

Film4

A fantastic looking, inventive and well-acted children's film, but a children's film nonetheless - and that's all it was ever intended to be.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Edward Porter
Times [UK]

As usual, Miyazaki treads a thin line between intuitive, unshackled fantasy and simply seeming to makes things up as he goes along, but there is never a dull moment in the film's imagery.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An arresting work from an unmistakable film-making personality.

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

February 16, 2010
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

A simple tale, less freighted by foreboding than Miyazaki's recent output. In any case, storytelling is less important to him than mood or texture. His films are dream waltzes, all liquid motion and mysterious turbulences.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Ponyo is The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Fantasia, all wrapped up in one fin-tastic movie, and guaranteed to hold the attention of the most CG-addled five year old.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Matthew Leyland
Total Film

Bar the climactic dip, another Ghibli charmer that finds story, subject matter and style in freewheeling harmony. You haven't seen the sea until you've seen it through Miyazaki's goggles.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times

This is a million miles away from the garish and crude cartoons that American studios often churn out, and serves as a reminder that animated films can be imaginative, enchanting and exciting while still telling a sweet, good-hearted story.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Grant Rollings
Sun Online

[Miyazaki's] dream-like visuals which sparkle in the deep blue sea.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Absurdly delightful, a prestidigitation of line and colour.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Anthony Quinn
Independent

No animator captures the movement of tides and the deep physics of the sea as lyrically as Miyazaki, and the story's themes of rejuvenation and ecological balance carry a highly topical edge.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

February 16, 2010
Derek Malcolm
This is London

It may be a feelgood story but it's the stunning animation and the director's imagination that take the eye.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

February 16, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

If you want to see something suitable for all ages that will dazzle you sideways and remind you of the awesome power of animation done right, you should see this.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 5/5

February 16, 2010
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Be bold enough to watch someone color outside the lines on purpose

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 5/5

February 15, 2010
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

The underwater scenes are as rich and teeming as Miyazaki's boundless imagination; little Ponyo in her human form, joyfully wobbling around on her newly sprouted legs, is a pure delight.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 12, 2010
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

At its heart, Ponyo is a film about a global catastrophe no less destructive than the shifting plates and rising waters of 2012. But the apocalypse has seldom seemed so light, joyous or tender.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

February 11, 2010
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Beautifully animated, utterly charming adventure with a strong voice cast, delightful characters and an emotionally engaging, if bonkers, storyline.

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

February 11, 2010
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