Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) Reviews

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August 11, 2010
Soon sinks into a bog of overly murky narrative.
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.
August 11, 2010
The sights and sounds are splendid...
August 10, 2010
Earthsea seems to be a stupendously dull place. It would try the patience of any kid.
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.
February 4, 2008
a seaworthy effort, both as an impressive debut from someone who has never previously worked in animation, and as a fine (if somewhat bewildering) piece of synoptic adaptation.
January 16, 2008
Trazendo dilogos ridculos em sua obviedade, sofre ainda com a falta de ritmo imposta pela inexperincia de seu diretor, s escapando do desastre absoluto graas ao esforo tcnico de sua brava (e aqui desperdiada) equipe.
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.
August 3, 2007
Fantasy flick fails to engage.
August 3, 2007
Visual splendour but rather less narrative skill.
August 3, 2007
Like watching the back-story of Harry Potter's shy Japanese cousin.
August 3, 2007
An engaging piece of work.
August 3, 2007
It begins all at sea, and, figuratively speaking, pretty much stays there.
August 3, 2007
This is routine sword, sorcery and sea-monster stuff, concluding with some boom-channel bromides about how love can save the world.
August 3, 2007
Miyazaki Jr has a long way to go before he can hold a candle to his father's work, but Tales From Earthsea still carries the Ghibli mark of quality.
August 3, 2007
Surprisingly dreary.
August 3, 2007
Though not yet up to Hayao Miyazaki's lofty standards, this sword-and-sorcery yarn at least shows his boy is on the right track. Makes you wonder what he'll do when not strait-jacketed by someones else mythology.
August 3, 2007
Hardly a groundbreaking work, but still a worthy addition to the singular Ghibli canon.
August 3, 2007
Flashes of beauty and a fascinating subtext let down by muddled plotting and uninspired design.
August 3, 2007
The set pieces make this well worth watching while director Goro Miyazaki shows he's truly his father's son.
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