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Kiki's Delivery Service Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
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+
Tom Folley
Radio Times
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
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 24, 2016
Miyazaki's giddy, glorious seaside story about a budding young witch and her sarcastic cat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bill Gibron
March 6, 2010
Miyazaki has found here the perfect balance between allegory and the actual.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 20, 2010
A fine, sincere piece of bittersweet delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 3, 2003
One of the very best animated films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andrew Osmond
Empire Magazine
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
Staci Layne Wilson
January 28, 2005
Adorable. I loved it.
Christopher Null
April 8, 2003
Kiki remains one of Miyazaki's most likeable heroes
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Rose
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
Sean Axmaker
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
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.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 28, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jurgen Fauth
October 8, 2003
Miyazaki's suffusing kindness makes Kiki's adventures winning without being overly scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 16, 2010
An excellent alternative to much of the frenetic, princess-driven fare that seems to dominate the genre.
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 21, 2003
One of Miyazaki's simplest and sweetest films.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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