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The Secret World of Arrietty Reviews

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January 19, 2018
oooo a new studio ghibli film! some of the animation really reminds me of my neighbor totoro. :)
December 30, 2017
The Secret World of Arrietty is a somewhat too simplistic tale and Haru definitely weighed this film down quite a lot as she is such a goofy, cartoony villain who is a contrast to the film's more mature style and approach. However, this is still a very good Studio Ghibli offering with such a charming story, likable characters and a couple of emotionally resonant scenes with a great finale. Its fittingly leisurely pace brings you fully into this world along with its simply gorgeous, highly detailed animation and excellent direction from Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
November 27, 2017
The studio Ghibli version of the classic tale "The Borrowers". This brightly colored pallet is a feast for the eyes. The bubbly nature of Arrietty is infectious. When she speaks you just smile and are invested in her tale. As a borrower she takes what they need to survive, but not enough to get noticed by the home owner. When she is caught by a sickly boy, who has come to stay a summer with his aunt, she is caught between the struggle of breaking the norm and befriending this boy or hide away with her family. Another tale that has the audience pick a side. Do you break the norm and risk it All, or do you stay hidden with no risks, but never have any expansion of your horizon? Arrietty is stuck between these two worlds and must make up her own mind. This dilemma gives the audience an interesting ride to take. The villain, the boy's aunt's maid, is perfect. She wants to conquer the world around her and be the master of her domain. The story is told with such pep and the pacing is perfect. Giving the audience the feeling of whimsey and adventure that one feels when one is a child. I just remembered reading the book as a child and smiling. Pulling on the Nostalgia string just enough to keep me fully invested, but not too much to be considered cheesy.
½ October 6, 2017
i cant not watcing this
½ September 16, 2017
A beautiful, soft & soulful film that is a based on the story of the Borrowers by Mary Shelley.

This time it's country side Japan & a terrific story of a young man struggling with his health.

Not a major eventful film the strength of it relies in its simplicity & gentle approach. A nice film that captures the interesting story of this little people.
September 13, 2017
magical with a finely tuned soundtrack!
August 20, 2017
What an absolutely charming anime!
½ August 15, 2017
The Secret World Of Arrietty

- Good Voice Acting (for the most part)

- Fantastic Animation

- Terrific Script

- Amazing Music

- Great Characters

- Very Interesting and Creative Concept

- Very Well Directed

- Much Like Studio Ghibli's Other Films, It Is Very Sophisticated Compared To Other Animated Children's Films

- Funny At Times

- Some Of The Voice Acting Can Be A Little Bit Weak (particularly David Henrie as Shawn)

Overall Grade: A (9.5/10)
August 2, 2017
great animation & great cast but didn't like the ending & the music? actuly fantastic
if this was from 0 to 10
I would give it a 6
½ June 26, 2017
The Secret World of Arrietty is another great Studio Ghibli movie that starts out strong but I feel end sorta weak. When it was over, I kept thinking, "that's it?"
May 26, 2017
Hayao Miyazaki never disappoints.
May 21, 2017
Beautiful story and stunning animation. Another great film from studio Ghibli!
½ May 14, 2017
A fantastic take on a classic tale! I loved every second of it, especially the amazing soundtrack!
April 22, 2017
Quite, quite thoughtful
½ February 18, 2017
How to take a charming, popular book series and make it unwatchable. There are some lovely elements in Arietty and her miniscule world, however they are not enough to save this meandering, visually confusing twaddle.
January 15, 2017
"The Secret World of Arrietty" reminds me very much of "Kiki's Delivery Service," a cute, family friendly movie that acts as another great installment in in Studio Ghibli's exceptional filmography.
December 15, 2016
With a story just as simple and pastel as the animation it's generally a light movie that has several-- though never really emphasized-- themes. It is certainly anticlimactic and never has a sense of suspense, and that is its biggest drawback.
½ October 19, 2016
A touching film that is beautifully animated and focuses on humanity's fundamental need for personal connection.
August 3, 2016
Visualnya luar biasa :D
July 29, 2016
breathtaking and in contrast to the borrowers movie, this is a very refreshing and highly creative, and inspiring animation. It's as if watching a moving painting in general. Wonderfully written. As expected from Studio Ghibli.
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