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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
August 12, 2010
Watching the film was at times like watching paint dry, beautiful, meticulously realized paint to be sure but still nothing more then drying paint all the same.
August 12, 2010
It's a long way from 'worst' anything, but the movie otherwise lives down to its not-so-great expectations.
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.
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.
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.
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