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Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
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
August 13, 2010
I came in to Tales from Earthsea hoping to be wowed, and came out half-asleep.
| Original Score: C-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 13, 2010
A workmanlike, humorless cartoon.
Todd Gilchrist
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 24, 2010
The worst project ever put out by Ghibli... a sometimes clumsy and hectic sword 'n sorcery adventure, not a bad one, but nor a particularly memorable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cole Smithey
August 29, 2010 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+
Geoff Berkshire
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
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
August 16, 2010
Stylish animation isn't enough to save violent adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 3, 2007
Don't expect a family-business masterpiece
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 3, 2007
It begins all at sea, and, figuratively speaking, pretty much stays there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 16, 2008
Trazendo diálogos ridículos em sua obviedade, sofre ainda com a falta de ritmo imposta pela inexperiência de seu diretor, só escapando do desastre absoluto graças ao esforço técnico de sua brava (e aqui desperdiçada) equipe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 10, 2010
Earthsea seems to be a stupendously dull place. It would try the patience of any kid.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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?
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 3, 2007
Like watching the back-story of Harry Potter's shy Japanese cousin.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Matthew Turner
August 3, 2007
Something of a disappointment, given Studio Ghibli's track record, although Le Guin fans can probably go ahead and add an extra star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
August 3, 2007
Fantasy flick fails to engage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 11, 2010
Soon sinks into a bog of overly murky narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 12, 2010
I'm sure it will entertain undiscriminating young viewers and will probably thrill anime lovers. It left me bored and impatient.
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