The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Reviews

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October 16, 2014
An allegory about the irrecoverable joys of childhood, it may make parents hug their kids now.
October 15, 2014
With its delicate lines, understated palette and exquisite water color backgrounds, Isao Takahata's The Tale of Princess Kaguya ranks among the loveliest animated features of recent years.
October 15, 2014
The animation is so gorgeous that any given frame could pass for a masterwork.
October 14, 2014
A technically brilliant animated interpretation of Japanese oldest recorded legend.
October 14, 2014
The soft colors, graceful movements, and clean lines that depict the animated figures and their environments, and the frequent close-ups of beautiful flora and fauna, embody the ineffable beauty of life on Earth that is one of the film's main themes.
October 13, 2014
It's a lovely piece of work.
October 2, 2014
There are light-hearted moments but there is something about Princess Kaguya's experience that is moving and tragic.
September 8, 2014
A pinnacle of animation in the new millennium.
June 18, 2014
One of the most gorgeous animated films of the last decade.
May 30, 2014
It's a film about tone as much as anything, and the gorgeous, pastoral quality of the work here has lingered long past the film's ending.
May 23, 2014
You sense the studio's life's work is being completed before your eyes, like the sails are being raised on the most magical ship-in-a-bottle ever built.
March 23, 2014
Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force.
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