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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's a word for the kind of comic, dramatic, romantic, transporting visions Miyazaki achieves in Howl's: bliss. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A wise and wonderful parable. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Clever and often enchanting. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A moveable feast of delights. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is almost inevitable that Miyazaki, often compared to C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, should have found in Diana Wynne Jones a kindred spirit. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A richly inventive, slightly eerie animated movie from Japan. show more

  • 70
    Richard James Havis The Hollywood Reporter

    Consequently, though it's difficult to work out what's going on, it's never boring. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Perfect for anyone with a youthful heart and a rich imagination. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    You run across animation this ingenious about as often as a moving castle comes your way. show more

  • 100
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    The plot is pretty convoluted, but Miyazaki has a very good handle on it and lavishes his customary heart, humor, and inventiveness on every situation he depicts. show more

  • August 07, 2012 ro00000000128209
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    It was pretty good, but i don\'t agree with it\'s 100% rating. The dialogue was NOT very believable/convincing. The story was interesting though. One of the few anime films I have enjoyed.

  • July 30, 2009 Muymucho
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    This movie is a great piece of work. I highly recommend this movie because it is fun to watch and the detail is amazing. I believe it one of the best movies I have ever seen.

  • November 22, 2008 anne
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    Excellent movie. Watch it every chance I get. I love Howl!

  • October 11, 2008 Caitiecoola992
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    i love this movie its my fav I HEART HOWL

  • June 22, 2008 Mark
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    i loved this movie!!!I highly recomend it!

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