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My Neighbor Totoro Reviews

June 29, 2018
Even the most amazing of the great Pixar films could be tagged with the label of "antiseptic." No one would use that for Totoro, which, especially if seen under optimum conditions, astounds with its vibrancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2014
Despite these limits, My Neighbor Totoro is a gentle and affirming film.
December 8, 2014
Miyazaki's appreciation of miraculous possibilities and childhood visions is what drives Totoro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2014
Sheer enchantment.
May 24, 2013
Not as complex or tense as Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece, released 13 years later). Still, few things are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2013
Despite the cuteness, there's little in the way of icky sentiment - indeed the spectre of death hangs over the story - but it's a captivating world you won't want to come home from.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
May 23, 2013
The world the characters inhabit is less expressionist than impressionist, blessed with a delicate evocation of natural light and color that subtly incorporates Miyazaki's environmentalism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 23, 2013
Perfect. Simple as.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 1, 2008
Obviously aimed at an international audience, the film evinces a disorienting combination of cultures that produces a nowhere land more confused than fascinating.
June 19, 2007
The lack of sentimentality will be utterly refreshing to those raised on a diet of Disney.
August 30, 2004
Too much of the film...is taken up with stiff, mechanical chitchat.
January 6, 2002
Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy.