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Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) Reviews

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 18, 2010
As dark as The Last Unicorn or The Dark Crystal, though a shade less lyrical.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 13, 2010
A workmanlike, humorless cartoon.
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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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 13, 2010
The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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+
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
August 11, 2010
The sights and sounds are splendid...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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David Jenkins
Time Out
August 3, 2007
Hardly a groundbreaking work, but still a worthy addition to the singular Ghibli canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6