Okami kodomo no ame to yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki) Reviews

September 23, 2019
Judging from his last three films, I count Hosoda Mamoru as the true hope of quality anime in the future. Because he dared to make The Wolf Children a film which is, first and foremost, for the parents!
December 4, 2018
With a bittersweet atmosphere and beautiful imagery - both of the detailed and delicate variety - Wolf Children proves a finessed, fantastical offering grounded in human emotion and experience.
August 17, 2017
It is an exceptionally beautiful film, with the lingering glory and magisterial quality that recalls Miyazaki's greatest work.
November 17, 2014
Silence abounds; the wordless sequences are stunning. There are a few schmaltzy, sloppy-sappy moments, but the attention to Romantic-poetry detail is sublime. Rarely has maternity, or maturity, been shown with such poetic force on-screen.
March 13, 2014
Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
February 20, 2014
A stunningly beautiful, unabashedly sentimental, and surprisingly complex story that works as both a coming-of-age film and a study of the trials of being a single mother.
December 15, 2013
The film towers over all the Hollywood animated films about ogres, monsters, and archfiends like Mount Everest over an ants' nest. Japanese animation at its pinnacle.
December 11, 2013
An imaginative Japanese animation film about a resilient single mother trying to prepare her two strange children for the world.
October 25, 2013
Despite rigorously ripping up the conventions of werewolf lore, Mamoru Hosoda's anime fantasy unfolds with an elegance that seems effortless.
October 25, 2013
The film works as the simplest of fairy tales, so scrumptious you'll want to devour it whole.
October 25, 2013
A delightful family drama... For anyone who loves charming, original storytelling, it's a must.
October 24, 2013
It's a fairytale in a real-life setting, photorealistically drawn in shifting light that rivals Monet or GTA5.
October 24, 2013
Love between two species has rarely seemed more intense, more natural, or more ineffably sad.
October 24, 2013
An engaging and visually arresting Japanese anime that carefully tackles an original storyline with confident sophistication.
October 24, 2013
On the basis of this elegiac family saga, Studio Ghibli should really think about hiring director Mamoru Hosoda.
September 26, 2013
Rather an odd story, told in a one-of-a-kind style that feels equal parts sentimental, somber and strange.
February 6, 2013
This is expert visual storytelling, dwelling on the emotion of particular moments with powerful and occasionally devastating effect.