Kiki's Delivery Service

1989

Kiki's Delivery Service

Critics Consensus

Kiki's Delivery Service is a heartwarming, gorgeously-rendered tale of a young witch discovering her place in the world.

97%

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Total Count: 34

88%

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User Ratings: 78,299
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Veteran animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this buoyant children's adventure yarn about a young witch striking out on her own. At her mother's behest, 13-year-old Kiki sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her black cat in tow. With a shaky command of her broom, she ends up in a charming little coastal town that looks like a cross between the French provincial and San Francisco. Unfortunately, the local hotels have a strict "no witches" policy and the police have taken a dim view of her recent aerial mischief-making. She's saved from the street by a kindly baker's wife, who offers her room and board in exchange for her delivering by broom the baker's wares. Soon she befriends a college-aged artist, an old women who fusses over her, and a boy her same age who is nursing a massive crush. All is well until she wakes up one day and realizes that she can't make her broom levitate nor can she talk to her cat. What will Kiki do? ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Kiki's Delivery Service

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (1)

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  • Jun 25, 2016
    Kirsten Dunst doesn't suit for the 2nd English dub version. I hate English dubs.
    Film C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2016
    Kiki's Delivery Service is a really fun and enjoyable Miyazaki film. If you know Miyazaki at all, you know you're going to get a great experience from him pretty much every time.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2013
    An average Miyazaki film that doesn't develop so well its many elements into a cohesive narrative as it should - like for example the character's sudden loss of power and her inability to make friends. The result is amusing, even if not that satisfying.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2013
    A cute little film about a witch seeking to find her place in the world. One of the better Japanese anime films that have seen..for a reason...I actually understood what was going on half the time.
    John B Super Reviewer

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