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Mary and The Witch's Flower Reviews

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February 13, 2019
Riotous fun and an affecting story, demonstrating that Studio Ponoc is bursting with creative potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 6, 2019
The most outstanding part of Mary and The Witch's Flower is the astonishing visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
Mary and the Witch's Flower is basically a greatest hits album of Studio Ghibli tropes and elements, but it's a very well-assembled one that proves if the formula ain't broke, why bother fixing it?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2019
As the little boy sitting behind me whispered to his mom near the end: "Is it almost over? Because I never want it to end."
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 11, 2018
It's a very loose adaptation of the book, as was Howl's Moving Castle and Arrietty, but there's charm in the mix of English kid-lit tropes and the sort of wild imagination cultivated in Japanese animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2018
An entertaining and friendly personal journey with classicism in precepts about personal worth, ambition and respect for nature. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 10, 2018
The legacy of the [Hayao Miyazaki] is in good hands. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2018
On its own merits, the film is an enchanting diversion, but director Hiromasa Yonebayashi... spends too much time reminding us of Ghibli's greatest hits instead of attempting to craft his own masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2018
Mary and the Witch's Flower shows that Yonebayashi knows, as Alfred Hitchcock would say, how to start a movie with an earthquake (in this case, an earthquake of sensations, pure kinetic energy and constant plastic invention). [Full Review in Spanish]
September 4, 2018
There is only one Miyazaki, and his disciple insists on reminding us. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2018
You can feel the love and passion that went into this project.
August 9, 2018
...turns homage into a richly rewarding adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2018
Pretty but tends toward dullish
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2018
The sequences are staggering in beauty, but they lack whatever secret ingredient Miyazki and Takahata were able to capture. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2018
Gorgeously detailed pastel interiors, watercolour landscapes and imaginative grotesquery make for suitably magical spectacle. As transporting as any witch's broomstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2018
It's a beautiful film, expertly done and, although seemingly derivative of Harry Potter, offers a charming look at a Japanese version of England.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2018
It's likeable and finely wrought, but not as adventurous as Ghibli's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2018
It may lack the originality of the best Miyazaki films, but with its heart-swelling score and exquisitely realised worlds, this is a must for Ghibli fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2018
The fantasy world is wildly imaginative and beautifully realised.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2018
This art-form has long been thought to have reached its twilight years, but Yonebayashi's film brims over with the bounce and spark of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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