Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo sumaseba) (If You Listen Closely) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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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
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.
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
April 29, 2009
Will translate more towards girls than boys in the long run...
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
April 14, 2006
Sweet and well-observed, Whisper is about self-discovery and little else
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
January 8, 2004
Will easily capture the hearts of those who are both romantics and animation buffs
Full Review
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
March 11, 2006
I just didn't connect with the characters as I could have
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