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Castle in the Sky Reviews

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August 30, 2004
Liable to strain the patience of adults and the attention spans of children.
October 20, 2017
A story of adventures, with brushstrokes of classic fables and elements of steampunk science fiction. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 20, 2014
If any film in [Studio Ghibli]'s filmography has inspired the works of Pixar, it's surely this one.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 13, 2009
Exciting, all-ages anime airborne fantasy epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2008
It shows the master still learning, still discovering his pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 29, 2009
Simply amazing.
April 9, 2003
My favorite Miyazaki film
| Original Score: 4.5/5
September 3, 2008
Unusually detailed animation glides hand in hand with the film's aura of wonderment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2015
An unexpectedly thrilling adventure from Hayao Miyazaki...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2003
Despite the nonstop action, some deeply meditative lessons lurk beneath.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 9, 2014 buoyant as you'd expect from a movie largely set amidst the clouds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 14, 2012
One of Japanese writer-director Hayao Miyazaki's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 7, 2002
Frequently astounding.
March 7, 2002
Try to picture Terry Gilliam doing an animated Star Wars by way of Jules Verne.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 9, 2002
Interesting for the Miyazaki scholar for sure but still feeling its way in terms of the connectivity and brilliance of Miyazaki's later plots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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