The Secret World of Arrietty Reviews

August 21, 2017
Although conceived and written by [Hayao] Miyazaki, the film was actually directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and the inimitable magic of the earlier films isn't quite there.
February 17, 2012
This could have been, and should have been, a marvelous treat for children of all ages.
February 17, 2012
We expect more from the studio that brought us Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.
February 16, 2012
Visually sumptuous, gentle--and some would say lackadaisical--film that's quietly likable but so understated that it borders on the boring.
February 16, 2012
The adventure plot is not very adventurous, the wistful Jewel-esque song that recurs throughout is superannoying and the film's somber tone and one-track storyline make it feel longer than its 94 minutes.
February 16, 2012
Offers no magic, only slow-paced seriousness in exploring a world that's exactly the same as ours, just smaller.
January 17, 2012
Japanese animated tale is a small-scale offering.
January 12, 2012
All the English charm has been sucked out of the story and replaced by less appealing replica in which the joys are few and far between