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Howl's Moving Castle Reviews

Dustin Putman
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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Sam Adams
AV Club
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+
Phil Villarreal
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
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 10, 2008
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
September 17, 2007
The second disc has several interviews, featurettes and trailers, although hardly enough material to warrant a whole extra disc.
Gabriel Powers
July 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Luke Buckmaster
In Film Australia
May 4, 2006
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 14, 2006
Visually as good as any other Miyazaki movie, although the plot is less interesting
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dawn Taylor
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
David Annandale
March 22, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 8, 2006
| Original Score: 4/4
March 8, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John Sinnott
December 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Hanh Nguyen
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