• Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Mar 29, 2013
    Although simpler and less mysterious than the great Hayao Miyazaki movies, the gently melancholic From Up on Poppy Hill is still a must see at a time when family entertainment is too often synonymous with blandness.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Mar 28, 2013
    Your kids may will fall in love with it, if you help them find it.
  3. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Mar 21, 2013
    From Up on Poppy Hill is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see. It's a time-machine dream of a not-so-distant past, a sweet and honestly sentimental story that also represents a collaboration between the greatest of Japanese animators and his up-and-coming son.
  4. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Mar 13, 2013
    It’s all lovely and sweet, and while this story might’ve been just as engaging in live action, Miyazaki’s animation does clear away the extraneous detail, re-creating the world of 50 years ago and instilling it with the poignancy of a family snapshot.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 4, 2013
    One of Ghibli's best, very much akin to Whispers of the Heart but without the magic cats, and with characters a bit more down to earth, with a greater sense of community. Full Review »
  2. Mar 18, 2013
    From Up on Poppy Hill is a beautiful film. It has charm, harmony and hopefull for new generations. Like "Only Yesterday" and "Ocean Waves", "From Up on Poppy Hill" is an another traditional and folklore Studio Ghibli film. Full Review »
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    Very beautiful movie. The movie really captures an old yet youthful atmosphere in a Japan in change. Where old meets young. DON'T watch the trailer before you see the movie and if possible, watch the movie in Japanese. Full Review »