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Based on 37 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Miyazaki is the Pied Piper -- see Spirited Away and you'll follow him anywhere. show more

  • 75
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    A lovely, evocative tour de force. So why does it seem we should be enjoying it more? show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Director Hayao Miyazaki treats his audience as imaginative and intelligent human beings, rather than catering to kids with rote displays of silliness, stunts and scares. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It is plainly, though not simply, a masterpiece from an acknowledged master of contemporary animation, and a wonderfully welcoming work of art that's as funny and entertaining as it is brilliant, beautiful and deep. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Wondrously strange and just plain wonderful. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Turns everything we know about the contemporary world on its head, and substitutes it with one in which spirits, monsters, magicians and animals mix it up in a carnival of energy, good humor and freewheeling illusion. show more

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Spirited dazzles and entertains like no other movie this year. It also comes to a satisfying conclusion and never once seems to take shortcuts. Miyazaki is one of world cinema's most wondrously gifted artists and storytellers. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's enchanting and delightful in its own way, and has a good heart. It is the best animated film of recent years, the latest work by Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese master who is a god to the Disney animators. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A Japanese cross between "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Wizard of Oz" -- is such a landmark in animation that labeling it a masterpiece almost seems inadequate. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A visual masterpiece about a scared little girl's breathtaking journey of self-discovery. All of the fun is getting there. show more

  • August 07, 2012 ro00000000128209
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    I am not a big fan of anime, however I did like this movie a lot. One of Hayao Miyazaki\'s best productions.

  • April 24, 2009 shenron205
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    Excellent Film. Love it to death. It's hard to beleave some people actually hate it

  • July 22, 2008 JJacobo2002
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    This movie is excellent. I've watched it at least 5 times and it just doesnt get old.

  • July 21, 2008 XXmawneekahXx
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    Amazing!! One of the best movies I've ever seen!!! I loved it~! 5 stars!

  • July 18, 2008 Smileyhamster9
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    its my favorite movie ever i love all the art and drawings in it

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