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My Neighbor Totoro Reviews

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August 16, 2015
A typically erratic effort from Hayao Miyazaki...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 20, 2014
A film that crosses generations and cultural barriers: watching it, it's hard not to feel like a kid again.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
May 24, 2013
A beautifully observed film that has become a guaranteed charmer for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2013
Not as complex or tense as Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, released 13 years later). Still, few things are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 23, 2013
Perfect. Simple as.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2013
An otherworldly tale of childhood and a definitive work of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 6, 2013
With the finest rhythm of any Ghibli film, this masterwork gently see-saws the faint aches of youth with utter trust in the wonder of a nature-inspired imagination. In lulling, Ozu-like moments, the landscape twinkles in its beauty, like the film itself.
February 4, 2013
As a hangout movie for kids, My Neighbor Totoro pleases with its easygoing pace, curiosity about the natural world, and sweet spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 30, 2010
One of the best animated films ever made for families: it celebrates feminine sensitivity, the importance of the spirit world, respect for nature, and the pre-eminence of the spiritual practice of kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2010
While the fantasy and whimsy captures the playful imagination of children, a powerful undercurrent of emotional crisis grounds their experience...
March 17, 2010
A soft, approachable film, about simple, peaceful emotions and characters. That may sound unambitious, but it is the most ambitious thing of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 6, 2010
Visually arresting and consistently compelling, this movie is magical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 4, 2010
Miyazaki's cinematic magic is so enchanting that even a slew of unremarkable extra features won't take the smile off your face.
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