My Neighbor Totoro Reviews

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March 16, 2020
An emotionally true animated film full of whimsy and delight
January 14, 2020
On paper it may sound saccharine and lethally sentimental, but My Neighbour Totoro is nothing but wonderful and honest.
December 1, 2019
Miyazaki creates a universe where childhood and its perspective of the world is the rule, with the Japanese master highlighting, once more, his knowledge of children's psyche
August 28, 2019
A magic that, from the beginning of the action to the end, with Totoro or without him, delivers sublime 86 minutes of footage whose charm is impossible to resist. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 20, 2018
The theme of innocent love is so prevalent and it feels good to watch unconditional displays of it, even within an animated fictional film.
June 29, 2018
Even the most amazing of the great Pixar films could be tagged with the label of "antiseptic." No one would use that for Totoro, which, especially if seen under optimum conditions, astounds with its vibrancy.
October 19, 2017
As simply as we can put it, My Neighbor Totoro is a masterpiece of children's animation. There's no one we wouldn't recommend it to.
September 5, 2017
A beautifully observed study of childhood that's unmissable, whatever your age.
August 24, 2017
It is as much a portrait of a time and place as it is the story of two sisters. Mei and Satsuki, like real kids, are sometimes infuriating, stubborn, and then in the next moment lovable.
August 16, 2015
A typically erratic effort from Hayao Miyazaki...
December 8, 2014
Despite these limits, My Neighbor Totoro is a gentle and affirming film.
December 8, 2014
Miyazaki's appreciation of miraculous possibilities and childhood visions is what drives Totoro.
December 8, 2014
Sheer enchantment.
December 8, 2014
One of the finest family films ever made.
October 2, 2014
...a clarion call for the legitimacy of imagination - not only in stories, but in the real world.
February 20, 2014
A film that crosses generations and cultural barriers: watching it, it's hard not to feel like a kid again.
May 24, 2013
A beautifully observed film that has become a guaranteed charmer for all ages.
May 24, 2013
Not as complex or tense as Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, released 13 years later). Still, few things are.
May 23, 2013
Despite the cuteness, there's little in the way of icky sentiment - indeed the spectre of death hangs over the story - but it's a captivating world you won't want to come home from.
Top Critic
May 23, 2013
The world the characters inhabit is less expressionist than impressionist, blessed with a delicate evocation of natural light and color that subtly incorporates Miyazaki's environmentalism.
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