Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro) Reviews

May 7, 2021
A true masterpiece.
November 3, 2020
It isn't just a stellar installment in the ongoing Lupin adventure, it's a Lupin story so specific and carefully calculated that it helped define the character for decades to come.
February 28, 2020
The extraordinary beginning of a truly impressive body of work. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 28, 2020
This caper film possesses Miyazaki's usual good-hearted charm, but he injects a manically energetic humor that his more sedate children's films never quite achieve.
October 29, 2019
...shows signs of the distinct, fertile imagination that would flower in masterpieces like Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro.
September 11, 2019
'The Castle of Cagliostro' is an unavoidable meeting place for anyone who declares oneself as a lover of animation. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 30, 2019
Monkey Punch's lanky, flapping heroes contrast somewhat oddly with Miyazaki's fine-featured, trim subsidiary characters, but "Castle" moves along at such a brisk pace that it's hard to concentrate on anything but keeping up with the ride.
February 6, 2019
It's far from perfect but worth a watch.
February 16, 2018
The director's distinct, energetic vision...holds very well today.
February 16, 2018
Directed with cinematic style and pace.
March 3, 2010
A lot of fun, thanks largely to the breezy character of Lupin at the center.
September 25, 2009
The modulation from capper suavity to brisk Dumas-like derring-do is quicksilver
February 5, 2009
The second Lupin anime feature, is widely regarded as the thief's best outing...
September 18, 2008
Une premire oeuvre stimulante, mais mineure dans une filmographie aussi stellaire que celle de ce grand rveur qui allait changer jamais la face du cinma d'animation
September 1, 2006
...makes up for the lack of mysticism with a cracking, breakneck pace.
August 30, 2004
This one should fare nearly as well with animation fans of any age, provided they are unwavering in their devotion to the form and do not think 100 minutes is an awfully long time.
October 9, 2002
Missing is a sense of completion and the deeper examination of themes that one will come to associate with the director's work.
January 1, 2000
Cagliostro is a film first, and an anime second.
January 1, 2000
Rather crudely animated and a lot more lifeless than you'd think.
January 1, 2000
Sure, it's no great triumph of moviemaking, but it is entertaining, and a more or less plausible way to kill 95 minutes on a Saturday afternoon.