• Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2013
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46

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  1. Aug 11, 2014
    4
    First off, I want to tell everyone that I am a huge Studio Ghibli fan (I have every film on DVD) This film's plot is just so weak and sad to say boring. This film doesn't feel like a Ghibli film at all, It doesn't have a sense of wonder or magic. The forgettable animation and so-so story line makes From Up On Poppy Hill the worst Studio Ghibli film to date. Bravo to the dub cast.
Metascore
71

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: Robbie Collin
    Aug 3, 2013
    80
    Goro Miyazaki’s film is about the point at which we decide not what we want to be when we grow up, but who, and the way the tiniest moments in our lives often have the most far-reaching effect.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Aug 2, 2013
    60
    It's a light, breezy 1960s-set coming-of-age tale that strives to convey something of how Japan rebuilt itself after the traumas of the second world war.
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Williams
    Jul 29, 2013
    60
    Not on a par with Ghibli's greatest work like Totoro or Spirited Away but not without charms of its own. A solid second effort from Miyazaki Junior.