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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March 11, 2006
I just didn't connect with the characters as I could have
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
March 6, 2018
Though culturally quite different than what you'd expect from an American coming-of-age film, there's a sweet, youthful love story here that resonates beyond cultural barriers.
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
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.
April 29, 2009
Will translate more towards girls than boys in the long run...
March 30, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
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
January 8, 2004
Will easily capture the hearts of those who are both romantics and animation buffs
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April 14, 2006
Sweet and well-observed, Whisper is about self-discovery and little else
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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