Howl's Moving Castle2005
Howl's Moving Castle (2005)
Critic Consensus: Exquisitely illustrated by master animator Miyazaki, Howl's Moving Castle will delight children with its fantastical story and touch the hearts and minds of older viewers as well.
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as Witch of the Waste
as Madame Suliman
as Prince Turnip
as King of Ingary
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Critic Reviews for Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle has the logic of a dream: behind every door lie multiple realities, one more astonishing than the next.
[Miyazaki] may have made better films than Howl's Moving Castle, but it still exhibits his amazing imagination and astonishing detail.
A floatingly delightful fairytale with its heart set on repealing the law of gravity.
What you get, above all, is some enchanting flashes of classic Miyazaki and the nagging sense that something essential is missing.
Audience Reviews for Howl's Moving Castle
More imaginative than a barrel of monkeys, the story here is secondary to the execution, and the story is better than most by far. A fairytale, yes, but for young and old. Don't allow naysayers to put you off.
While the plot may seem a bit derivative (as well as the score and the characterizations) when compared to Miyazaki's greater works, this captivating animation is nevertheless an entertaining adventure of enchanting visuals and an always delicious sense of humor.
the film is wonderful. the characters are engaging, the animation stunning, and the story so unique. i loved the castle, although i would have loved to see more of it, and the scarecrow. the war planes were unique, and the subplots that we hear little about, such as the war, add some very interesting background noise. howl has so many layers that my only criticism would be a desire to see more of howl's background as he evolves into maturity, but we receive enough to dive in. the film has only improved upon multiple viewings. very good film.
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