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Howl's Moving Castle Reviews

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November 19, 2013
Howl's Moving Castle is a visually wondrous, invigorating work of breathless invention and grandiosity, full of hushed pastoral glens, zeppelin blitzkriegs, whimsical machines, and blobs that wear straw hats. And it's not Miyazaki's finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2013
What a moveable feast of delights.
November 19, 2013
A strange delight awash in visual splendor, understated humor and clever body-and-soul transmogrifications among its bonny band of weirdos.
November 19, 2013
By turns funny, exhilarating and touching, it lacks only one thing: the spiritual and metaphysical depth that made Spirited Away such a haunting experience.
November 19, 2013
The incredible imagination of Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki runs wild once again in this delightful animated adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2013
A richly inventive and enchanting delight.
April 6, 2010
A handsome fantasy movie with only a nod in the direction of the rich, all-encompassing humanity and emotionality of Miyazaki's greatest work.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 5, 2009
Howl's Moving Castle is a perfect epitome of Miyazaki's work, in all its strengths and weaknesses: it's filled with heart-felt themes...but how these elements connect on a plot level is subjugated to how beautifully they are rendered on screen.
October 18, 2008
A stunning example of a pure, disorienting dream logic that cinema provides all too rarely.
September 7, 2008
Palaces and shimmering lakes, warplanes and fire sprites all come to life at the breath of Miyazaki's graphic genius.
September 7, 2008
Another work of great imagination and beauty from Hiyao Miyazaki.
October 26, 2007
The film gains a sense of visual wonder almost completely freed from the strains of a narrative-driven film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 10, 2007
few other films, or indeed filmmakers, would dare take a scene in which two elderly women struggle to climb a staircase and turn it into an extravagant and memorable set piece.
October 30, 2006
Another example of how this film maven easily holds the crown in the sadly ever-shrinking traditional animation genre.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2006
A delightfully fanciful movie with engaging storytelling, visual wonders, and such worthwhile themes as contrasting wisdom and perspective with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2006
The risibly cloying closing scenes are likely to nix any remaining goodwill, blotting out such delicate early touches as a stroll through the air far above a town square.
May 12, 2006
Miyazaki's stunning animation and characteristically vivid colors make the film a visual feast...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 7, 2006
Miyazaki has done better, and his epic style might get the best of him in this film a bit. Still, it is nonetheless a journey worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 16, 2006
If it weren't for "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," "Howl's Moving Castle" would be your winner for this year's Academy Award for Best Animated Picture.
| Original Score: A-
February 12, 2006
As a lover of Fantasy and Sci-Fi books and movies, this cartoon appealed me to with its detailed plot and unique world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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