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Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Reviews

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Miyazaki's hordes of animators haven't penetrated beyond the skin; the moving creatures feel inarticulate and jerky, almost weightless, particularly when played against painterly background mattes.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 27, 2013
Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
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We may never grasp what it is about Princess Mononoke that made it a smash in Japan, but there's no denying that an enormous amount of something or other got lost in the translation.

January 1, 2000
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Urban Cinefile

Beautiful as the film is to look at, it stays past its welcome and ultimately fails to satisfy.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Athan Bezaitis
Filmcritic.com

The movie does have potential, but in its present state it's a disappointment that few will enjoy immensely.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Peter Henne
Film Journal International

There isn't one conservationist idea in the tamely correct Mononoke that the adult audience didn't know already.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Andy Klein
New Times

Overlong and dramatically unengaging.

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Watching this film is often like observing a group of people playing an elaborate game for which you don't know the rules. What they're doing obviously has enormous meaning for them, but that meaning is mostly lost on outsiders.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

November 27, 2013
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Princess Mononoke's greatest feat is in crafting a story that could've been so easily simple, but manages to be more morally complex than even the most epic live-action films.

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

February 20, 2014
Roger Ebert
RogerEbert.com
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Hayao Miyazaki is a great animator, and his Princess Mononoke is a great film.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 4/4

November 27, 2013
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Unlike most animated motion pictures, which have a relatively limited scope, Princess Mononoke is an epic saga, a fantasy adventure of great ambition and extent.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Some of the images in Princess Mononoke are not just unforgettable, they're almost edible in their vibrantly colored beauty. I haven't taken in animation quite so hungrily since I was a kid watching Disney features for the first few times.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 27, 2013
Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com

Some scenes in the film are gory and may scare young children, but older teens and adults should revel in the beautifully realized scenery and the rich characters.

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

October 20, 2002
Alan Jones
Radio Times

The highest-grossing Japanese film of all time is a luxuriously animated legend of ancient gods going head to head with mankind and industry over the balance of nature.

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

November 27, 2013
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

While Miyazaki's ecological concerns are never in doubt, he neither oversentimentalises the forces of nature, nor demonises the human characters.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

August 2, 2007
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Hayao Miyazaki's exceedingly imaginative, beautifully realized animated epic adventure has been adapted into English with tact and talent...

Full Review Source: Variety

June 17, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It is too ambitious, too sure of its own vastness to love it; it demands respect more than affection.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

March 28, 2010
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Even when animals speak, lip sync is avoided; they seem to be communicating almost telepathically, and one seldom feels that they're contradicting their animal natures.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 2, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A terrific new animated movie -- a milestone.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

February 24, 2006
Peter Brunette
Film.com
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It's big and breathtaking, and it knows how to use music and silence in enthralling ways that make the characters in our animated films seem like empty-headed chatterboxes.

January 1, 2000
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Hayao Miyazaki's eco-friendly animated fable about animal gods and those damn humans bent on destroying the environment is made bearable by some trademark anime limb-severing violence.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

October 18, 2008
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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