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Howl's Moving Castle Reviews

July 2, 2013
A little too long for its own good at 125 minutes, "Howl's Moving Castle" nevertheless sweeps the viewer up in its story, proving time and again why Miyazaki is truly one of the great filmmakers of animation the world over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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May 23, 2013
Although the movie's anti-war framework naturally lends itself to good guys and bad ones, Miyazaki avoids drawing clear lines.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 21, 2013
Blessed with gorgeously clear transfers of the hand-drawn magic, it's worth picking up for any anime lover.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 10, 2008
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2007
The second disc has several interviews, featurettes and trailers, although hardly enough material to warrant a whole extra disc.
July 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 4, 2006
| Original Score: 4.5/5
April 14, 2006
Visually as good as any other Miyazaki movie, although the plot is less interesting
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2006
While certainly not the best of [Miyazaki's] work, it's still several leagues ahead of what anyone else does in the genre and offers some stupendously impressive eye-candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 8, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 8, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2005
While the film remains just as intriguing on DVD, the disc's bonus features lack the depth that would provide illumination, instead focusing on the translation process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4