Weathering with You Reviews

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January 20, 2020
Vividly contemporary-not an archetypal fable, but rather a compelling yarn about young people trying to live and love in an often hostile world of grown-ups
January 17, 2020
Shinkai... has created another world to lose yourself in.
January 17, 2020
Weathering With You is a perfect entry point for animation fans who are still looking for the next big Pixar or Hayao Miyazaki.
January 17, 2020
Shinkai's sensitive treatment of these real-world problems gives the fantasy of "Weathering With You" a thought-provoking edge many more lavish American animated films lack.
January 16, 2020
A resplendent piece of anime art... Mr. Shinkai has marshaled more themes than he knows how to organize, but his film feels fresh and urgent.
Top Critic
January 16, 2020
I loved Your Name, even as I recognized I was not the ideal target audience for it, and that's why I watched Weathering With You with that ideal target audience: a gaggle of teens.
Top Critic
January 16, 2020
Shinkai may be dipping his toes in his own pre-tested global market. But Weathering With You rises gracefully above its copycat blueprint...
January 16, 2020
Weathering With You comes across as YA in the best possible sense, in that the film's audience never has to stretch too far to get back to the feeling of being the age of its characters.
January 16, 2020
As streets, homes, rooms and faces hurtle by, a textured world emerges detail by detail, one that looks like life yet is also expressionistic.
January 16, 2020
Shinkai's animation is stunning, particularly in his depictions of a drowning, almost jungle-like Tokyo and in the ethereal inner ecosystems of omnipresent cumulonimbus clouds.
January 16, 2020
It's thrillingly beautiful: Tokyo is animated in hyperreal intricacy, every dazzling detail dialled up to 11...
January 14, 2020
By the end of Weathering With You, this has become a story about two people with their whole lives ahead of them, navigating their way through a future where they pine for things we all take for granted. Like, say, the simple pleasure of a sunny day.
January 14, 2020
While it never fully gets the emotions jangling, there's charm to spare and the action is dynamic and occasionally thrilling.
January 14, 2020
"Weathering With You" may not reach the heights of "Your Name," but it still achieves something impressive: It tells a story that, without sugarcoating the environmental challenges that lie ahead, manages to end on a hopeful note.
January 11, 2020
Extremely beautiful in a very delicate way.
January 10, 2020
A visually dazzling, narratively convoluted adventure that speaks to the younger generation, but not necessarily the world at large.
November 26, 2019
As irresistibly romantic as it is awe-inspiringly gorgeous.
September 14, 2019
Once again, Shinkai takes sure aim at the teenage market and its taste for romance and magical realism.
September 10, 2019
Grandiose technical flourishes emphasise the film's emotional peaks with a perfect mixture of CG and digital rendering, boasting sweeping vistas in tandem with Hodoka's bleeding-heart narration.
September 9, 2019
From the very first moment of this stunningly beautiful, emotionally diluted metropolitan epic, the clouds are more than just a force of nature.
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