Mary and The Witch's Flower Reviews

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August 14, 2020
It might not reach the lofty heights of Your Name's transcendent beauty, but it's an emotional and enthralling adventure with visual flourishes of supernatural beauty.
September 2, 2019
Mary and the Witch's Flower submerges itself in Studio Ghibli levels of imagination, beautiful color, likeable characters, and dazzlingly fluid animation for a final product that is creatively captivating to audiences of all ages.
July 20, 2019
May not reach the heights of Ghibli's best but nevertheless marks a mildly auspicious start to the Studio Ponoc offshoot.
July 10, 2019
It has enough virtues to entertain the audience. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 3, 2019
It's a fine amalgamation of stronger films, but it's hard to escape the feeling that we've seen this all done before.
February 13, 2019
Riotous fun and an affecting story, demonstrating that Studio Ponoc is bursting with creative potential.
February 6, 2019
The most outstanding part of Mary and The Witch's Flower is the astonishing visuals.
January 18, 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?
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."
December 12, 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.
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]
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.
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]
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.
July 29, 2018
Pretty but tends toward dullish
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]
May 11, 2018
Gorgeously detailed pastel interiors, watercolour landscapes and imaginative grotesquery make for suitably magical spectacle. As transporting as any witch's broomstick.
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