Castle in the Sky Reviews

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April 24, 2020
Castle in the Sky is a good enough film to benefit from multiple viewings. And, for anyone unfamiliar with Miyazaki's canon, it provides a great introduction to a wonderfully rich animated catalog.
January 18, 2020
[S]ometimes a fun adventure in a unique, thrilling environment is all you need.
September 4, 2019
Unforgettable here are the endearing pirates, the sympathy that comes off from Sheeta and Pazu and the wave of optimism that surrounds both. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 21, 2019
It's just amazing.
October 20, 2017
A story of adventures, with brushstrokes of classic fables and elements of steampunk science fiction. [Full review in Spanish]
August 4, 2015
An unexpectedly thrilling adventure from Hayao Miyazaki...
June 9, 2014 buoyant as you'd expect from a movie largely set amidst the clouds.
February 20, 2014
If any film in [Studio Ghibli]'s filmography has inspired the works of Pixar, it's surely this one.
June 14, 2012
One of Japanese writer-director Hayao Miyazaki's best films.
March 29, 2010
A Star Wars-like animated feature about a legendary city behind the clouds and the many secrets it holds about nature, robots, light, and magic.
March 6, 2010
Castle in the Sky is an...uplifting experience. It's the perfect place to view where Miyazaki has been and where he intends to go.
April 29, 2009
Simply amazing.
March 13, 2009
Exciting, all-ages anime airborne fantasy epic.
September 3, 2008
Unusually detailed animation glides hand in hand with the film's aura of wonderment.
September 3, 2008
Miyazaki's flying contraptions are a sight to behold, rivaled only by the film's epic sweep and nonstop parade of action set-pieces.
April 21, 2008
It shows the master still learning, still discovering his pacing.
October 30, 2005
August 11, 2005
January 27, 2004
I especially liked the designs of giant floating flying machines that seem taken straight out of 1920s science fiction magazine illustrations . . .
October 8, 2003
Some of the action verges on the cartoonish, but Miyazaki's extraordinary realism in dealing with his characters is already evident in this fun adventure story.
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