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Spirited Away Reviews

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November 3, 2002
Sorry, y'all -- I give up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 11, 2003
Yes, Spirited Away is a triumph of imagination, but it's also a failure of storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2002
Something akin to a Japanese Alice Through the Looking Glass, except that it seems to take itself far more seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2002
'Alice's adventure through the looking glass and into zombie-land' is filled with strange and wonderful creatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2012
...a gorgeously animated yet sporadically entertaining endeavor that isn't quite the instant classic one might've expected...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2017
he box office champion in Japan, this film is a genuine work of art.
December 7, 2014
The impressive watercolour backgrounds and intense focus on the smallest details make Spirited Away more than a kid's flick. It will grab hold and impress, amaze and entertain before letting you go.
December 7, 2014
What it does have is the same kind of free-floating, imaginative animation, taking wing for even wilder flights of fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 23, 2014
Spirited Away is a masterwork, the latest and best in a long line from Japan's premieranimator.
February 16, 2014
To watch Spirited Away feels like a special gift. It is a film of such startling imagination, originality, intelligence, and emotion that I feel inexplicable joy when the opening title card fades in.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
October 23, 2017
Spirited Away doesn't talk down to its young audience, or treat its viewers delicately.
January 2, 2011
Magnificent, spellbinding movie has a bit of edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 7, 2014
Chihiro's escapades don't always proceed one from the other, but let yourself go and you'll be swept away as well.
October 21, 2002
Filled with haunting imagery, subtly rendered characters and an emotional core absent from most anime, Spirited Away is a rich cinematic experience, a story that reads like direct translation of the director's dream...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
September 20, 2002
This is one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 22, 2002
Miyazaki has provided another triumph, and, in the midst of the quality fall-off of Disney's in-house animated projects, a reason for animation-lovers to rejoice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 27, 2013
Spirited Away has much to say about many worthy things: the life of the spirit, materialist greed, the importance of words, the power of love.
October 18, 2002
It's easy to get lost amid the flow, as characters transform and magical powers emerge and disappear without warning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2002
There's a sense of delicacy, and artfulness, in the tone and in the magic. The 10-year-olds who see this like to be scared, but they won't have nightmares days afterward.
| Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2002
An amazing piece of work.
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