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Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) Reviews

David Denby
New Yorker
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This handsome, beautifully designed Japanese animated film has the size -- though not the clarity -- of a great Japanese film epic.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 27, 2013
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
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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The film's strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 27, 2013
Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
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Beautifully constructed and painstakingly written, this is about as close to a perfect animated epic as you're likely to get.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 27, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Anyone who relishes seeing the reach and scope of the genre redefined should not miss this marvelously accomplished picture.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 27, 2013
David Ansen
Newsweek
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You'll see why, in animation circles, Miyazaki himself is considered one of the gods.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 27, 2013
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
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
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
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Highlighted by a sparkling, translucent Forest Spirit that only emerges at night, tiny skeletal creatures with clicking swivel-heads, and a truly magical denouement, Princess Mononoke is still a formidable achievement, if not a resounding success.

Full Review Source: AV Club

November 27, 2013
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
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
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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It's just right for the 9-year-old looking to while away a long afternoon in escapist storytelling.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

March 7, 2008
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Superbly imagined and visually sumptuous, it's let down only by Hisaishi's sub-Miklos Rosza score.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The imagery, ranging from sublime mountain-smashing power to firefly delicacy (individual waterdrops splashing on a rock) is exuberant and intoxicating.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2002
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
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Brooding, occasionally bloody and often abstract, it explores animation's dramatic potential in wonderous ways.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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There is no denying the film's visual imagination, from the awe-inspiring creature creations to the stunning forest landscapes to the sensitive human characterizations.

January 1, 2000
Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
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A windswept pinnacle of its art, Princess Mononoke has the effect of making the average Disney film look like just another toy story.

January 1, 2000
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Boldly innovative yet eerily innocent, Princess Mononoke is unlike anything you've seen in the theaters this year.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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This exotically beautiful action film features gods and demons locked in a struggle for the future of the unspoiled forest and an elaborate moral universe that Mr. Miyazaki has created.

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Epic, mythic, simply terrific, Princess Mononoke brings a new kind of animation experience to the American moviegoing mainstream.

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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A haunting, beautiful film that holds your attention despite its length and its complex plot.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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Hayao Miyazaki has created a world simply unlike any you've seen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Andy Seiler
USA Today
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Miyazaki portrays nature with a breathtaking touch.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Utilizing traditional hand-drawn cels and some computer-generated imagery, Miyazaki brings out the animism in this emerald vision and gives it a spaciousness rarely found even in live-action epics.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 1, 2000
David Edelstein
Slate
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The movie has a scope that makes Hollywood's homiletic, follow-your-dream fables look even more solipsistic.

Full Review Source: Slate

January 1, 2000
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
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's an art film, a densely plotted and visually stunning piece of animation, and not a movie for everybody.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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Next to the beauty and tragedy of Princess Mononoke, Star Wars: Episode I looks like dim radiation from a dull and distant galaxy.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
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
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's an adult fairy tale, animation as we've not experienced it before -- exactly what devotees of writer-director Hayao Miyazaki have come to expect.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Princess Mononoke is a complex, superbly rendered, and wildly eccentric anime.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
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