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Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) Reviews

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April 15, 2014
An overly stoic, pretentious, boring, unimaginative trainwreck that just happens to have been made by some of the greatest animators in the history of Japanese anime.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 16, 2011
A passable piece from the junior Miyazaki, and one only hopes the reservation in voice felt here will be far more loosened in future projects.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 5, 2010
A flawed but ambitious film, full of potent mythic images — battling dragons; a shadowy doppelganger — but one that fails ultimately to resolve those images in a satisfying way.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 29, 2010
...an ill-conceived story for Western audiences who will blanch at its bizarre embrace of patricide that its young protagonist commits before escaping on a journey of guided self-discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 18, 2010
It's interesting that Tales From Earthsea was originally released in 2006... especially since it seems like in four years, someone could have found a way to make it more interesting.
August 18, 2010
As dark as The Last Unicorn or The Dark Crystal, though a shade less lyrical.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 17, 2010
A wizard and his apprentice battle an evil necromancer who is searching for immortality in this animated adventure drawn from the writings of Ursula K. Le Guin.
August 16, 2010
Stylish animation isn't enough to save violent adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2010
A workmanlike, humorless cartoon.
August 13, 2010
I came in to Tales from Earthsea hoping to be wowed, and came out half-asleep.
Read More | Original Score: C-
August 13, 2010
If this starchy, nearly two-hour allegory about human hubris bluntly addresses a historical moment when global warming threatens the planet and pollution is fouling the seas, its chilly, formal tone keeps you at an emotional distance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 13, 2010
The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2010
The themes and memorable imagery in Earthsea will be familiar to fans of Studio Ghibli, but the storytelling and animation are a step behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2010
There's a whole lot going on in the Japanese anime fantasy Tales From Earthsea, so why is it such a bore?
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2010
Abstruse and confusing, Tales from Earthsea's story grows increasingly blurry the closer it gets to what should be a deeply satisfying conclusion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2010
It's a long way from 'worst' anything, but the movie otherwise lives down to its not-so-great expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 12, 2010
I'm sure it will entertain undiscriminating young viewers and will probably thrill anime lovers. It left me bored and impatient.
August 11, 2010
Soon sinks into a bog of overly murky narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 11, 2010
Perhaps a step down for the Studio Ghibli filmography in terms of elegance and overall abstract pleasures, the feature remains an intermittently beguiling creation. Just don't hold your breath for direct clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 11, 2010
The sights and sounds are splendid...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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