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Kiki's Delivery Service Reviews

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December 4, 2015
The film's status as a top-tier animated endeavor is baffling, to say the least, and it's ultimately difficult not to wonder what its ardent followers have embraced so passionately over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2017
Repeated viewings will only add to the pleasure -- and rest assured, there were probably be many of those.
February 20, 2014
[Miyazaki] revitalizes conventional tropes, using elegant imagery to say something substantial about growing up, and he even subverts gender stereotypes along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 27, 2013
An endearing fantasy adventure from Japanese master-animator Hayao Miyazaki is given a quality Disney makeover in its English-language version.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2017
Kiki is at that difficult age where she teeters constantly brazen overconfidence and frustrating self-doubt. It's an age that many parents fear, but it's handled gracefully in Kiki's Delivery Service.
May 24, 2016
Miyazaki's giddy, glorious seaside story about a budding young witch and her sarcastic cat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2010
Miyazaki has found here the perfect balance between allegory and the actual.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 20, 2010
A fine, sincere piece of bittersweet delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2003
One of the very best animated films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 26, 2012
A terrific alternative to the diabetic's nightmare that is most of Disney's output, Kiki's Delivery Service takes pride of place in Miyazaki's exceptional body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 28, 2005
Adorable. I loved it.
April 8, 2003
Kiki remains one of Miyazaki's most likeable heroes
| Original Score: 3.5/5
May 26, 2016
The film becomes a benign guided tour of femininity ... gently broaching universal coming-of-age issues such as independence, insecurity, and even - more boldly than any Western children's movie would contemplate - sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2010
The magic of Kiki is the girl's sense of wonder in her new world, whether it's her soaring flight among the migrating geese or a bicycle ride... to see the dirigible.
March 29, 2010
A wonderful and enchanting animated film about a 13-year-old girl's initiation into adulthood through her adventures in a strange city.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2003
With so much nasty and unpleasant stuff floating around in contemporary culture, something as good-natured as this comes as a surprise.
October 8, 2003
Miyazaki's suffusing kindness makes Kiki's adventures winning without being overly scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 26, 2012
The characters are gently and warmly rendered, and a climactic action sequence involving an unmoored dirigible hints at the stately grandiosity of Miyazaki's masterpiece Howl's Moving Castle.
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