Kiki's Delivery Service Reviews

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August 27, 2019
The first aspect that the producer pampered to extraordinary limits was the plastic beauty of the animation. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 13, 2019
Kiki has given girls another way to express themselves and a whole new set of aspirations. She's achieved the artistic dream, not only finding a way to fly higher but encouraging others to do so as well.
February 21, 2019
It's a really wonderful little film.
August 20, 2018
All of it is just beautiful.
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.
August 24, 2017
Repeated viewings will only add to the pleasure -- and rest assured, there were probably be many of those.
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.
May 24, 2016
Miyazaki's giddy, glorious seaside story about a budding young witch and her sarcastic cat.
June 28, 2014
...a visual swoon over the delights of flight.
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.
November 27, 2013
An endearing fantasy adventure from Japanese master-animator Hayao Miyazaki is given a quality Disney makeover in its English-language version.
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.
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.
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.
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 20, 2010
A fine, sincere piece of bittersweet delight.
March 16, 2010
An excellent alternative to much of the frenetic, princess-driven fare that seems to dominate the genre.
March 6, 2010
Miyazaki has found here the perfect balance between allegory and the actual.
August 10, 2009
Top-drawer kiddie fare for both fans of the exotic and mainstream family auds.
August 31, 2008
The animation is particularly fluid, especially in the scenes where Kiki flies over the city and along its streets.
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