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Castle in the Sky Reviews

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April 23, 2020
Castle in the Sky is a good enough film to benefit from multiple viewings. And, for anyone unfamiliar with Miyazaki's canon, it provides a great introduction to a wonderfully rich animated catalog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 17, 2020
[S]ometimes a fun adventure in a unique, thrilling environment is all you need.
September 3, 2019
Unforgettable here are the endearing pirates, the sympathy that comes off from Sheeta and Pazu and the wave of optimism that surrounds both. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 21, 2019
It's just amazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 20, 2017
A story of adventures, with brushstrokes of classic fables and elements of steampunk science fiction. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 4, 2015
An unexpectedly thrilling adventure from Hayao Miyazaki...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 9, 2014
...as buoyant as you'd expect from a movie largely set amidst the clouds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 20, 2014
If any film in [Studio Ghibli]'s filmography has inspired the works of Pixar, it's surely this one.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 14, 2012
One of Japanese writer-director Hayao Miyazaki's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 29, 2010
A Star Wars-like animated feature about a legendary city behind the clouds and the many secrets it holds about nature, robots, light, and magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2010
Castle in the Sky is an...uplifting experience. It's the perfect place to view where Miyazaki has been and where he intends to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 29, 2009
Simply amazing.
March 13, 2009
Exciting, all-ages anime airborne fantasy epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2008
Unusually detailed animation glides hand in hand with the film's aura of wonderment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 3, 2008
Miyazaki's flying contraptions are a sight to behold, rivaled only by the film's epic sweep and nonstop parade of action set-pieces.
April 21, 2008
It shows the master still learning, still discovering his pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2004
Liable to strain the patience of adults and the attention spans of children.
January 27, 2004
I especially liked the designs of giant floating flying machines that seem taken straight out of 1920s science fiction magazine illustrations . . .
October 8, 2003
Some of the action verges on the cartoonish, but Miyazaki's extraordinary realism in dealing with his characters is already evident in this fun adventure story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2003
Despite the nonstop action, some deeply meditative lessons lurk beneath.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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