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Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo sumaseba) (If You Listen Closely) Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Like its characters, the film's horizons expand further as it progresses, creating an all-encompassing portrait of childhood dreams & the sacrifices we make to commit to them.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 6, 2013
This urban film cuts deep into an aspiring artist's innermost doubts. It's also about what Kondō knew well: apprenticeship, patient dedication to craft and nurturing friendship with other artists.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 3, 2010
Perhaps the most unadulterated coming-of-age story in Ghibli's canon... a film of truly excellent observation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Will translate more towards girls than boys in the long run...
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 28, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 21, 2006
Shame how John Denver appears at regular intervals to remind us of how peculiar a beast cultural diffusion can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 14, 2006
Sweet and well-observed, Whisper is about self-discovery and little else
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
March 30, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Shane Burridge
January 8, 2004
Will easily capture the hearts of those who are both romantics and animation buffs
Full Review
Jeremy Heilman
April 15, 2002
Instead of attempting to show us a fantasy world with their animation, the filmmakers use their medium to accentuate the small details in this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 11, 2006
I just didn't connect with the characters as I could have
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