Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

1999

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

Critics Consensus

With its epic story and breathtaking visuals, Princess Mononoke is a landmark in the world of animation.

93%

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Directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this anime has broken a number of box office records in its native Japan. Essentially a statement on the ecological devastation brought on by human advancement, the story follows the battle between Princess Mononoke and a mining village.

Cast

Yôji Matsuda
as Ashitaka
Yûko Tanaka
as Lady Eboshi
Akihiro Miwa
as Moro the Wolf
Billy Crudup
as Ashitaka [English Version]
Claire Danes
as San [English Version]
Billy Bob Thornton
as Jiko [English Version]
Minnie Driver
as Lady Eboshi [English Version]
Gillian Anderson
as Moro [English Version]
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Sonji [English Version]
John DiMaggio
as Koroku [English Version]
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All Critics (107) | Top Critics (37)

  • Done mostly in the style of hand-painted classic animation, with occasional digital assists, "Princess Mononoke is indeed a thing of beauty and imagination.

    Dec 7, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This handsome, beautifully designed Japanese animated film has the size -- though not the clarity -- of a great Japanese film epic.

    Nov 27, 2013

    David Denby

    New Yorker
    Top Critic
  • Miyazaki's hordes of animators haven't penetrated beyond the skin; the moving creatures feel inarticulate and jerky, almost weightless, particularly when played against painterly background mattes.

    Nov 27, 2013 | Full Review…
  • The film's strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers.

    Nov 27, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Beautifully constructed and painstakingly written, this is about as close to a perfect animated epic as you're likely to get.

    Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Anyone who relishes seeing the reach and scope of the genre redefined should not miss this marvelously accomplished picture.

    Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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