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Howl's Moving Castle

Rated PG for frightening images and brief mild language.

PG In Theaters 06/10/2005 , 119min.
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Viewer Score
97%
Viewer score based on 12 ratings
80%
Critic score based on 40 reviews

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August 07, 2012
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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
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
Amorefelis
Excellent movie. Watch it every chance I get. I love Howl!
October 11, 2008
Caitiecoola992
i love this movie its my fav I HEART HOWL
June 22, 2008
POLEHOLDER
i loved this movie!!!I highly recomend it!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

San Francisco Chronicle
A wise and wonderful parable. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Clever and often enchanting. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
Sophie, in both her incarnations, joins an impressive sisterhood of Miyazaki heroines, whose version of girl power presents a potent alternative to the mini-machismo that dominates American juvenile entertainment. Not that children are the only viewers likely to be haunted and beguiled by Howl's Moving Castle - all that is needed are open eyes and an open heart. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Because of its convolutions, Howl's Moving Castle isn't quite as transporting as "Spirited Away." But it's a moving bridge between his lyrical fancies and his outrage. Miyazaki is like a soulful cartographer of the soul, mapping our inner landscape, leaving us bedazzled. Full Review
David Rooney
Variety
The tireless volley of ideas and inventions make this a delight that should connect with kids and adults in both dubbed and original-language versions. Full Review

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