• Studio: Gkids
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2013
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51

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  1. Nov 16, 2014
    I enjoyed this movie. It's about a bunch of kids fighting to save the old quarter of their 1960's Japanese town. There are some great scenes in here, primarily concerning boys and girls and funny, spot-on ways they behave around one another. It's not the best of stories - the storytelling is clumsy at times (some subplots are contrived and serve little to the overarching story) and there are plenty of conventional tropes (the two leads are sympathetic but a little bland, and their romance is 100% predictable). But there's a sweetness and gentleness to the tale that lingers. A good movie. Expand
  2. Aug 11, 2014
    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.
  3. Jan 2, 2014
    Interessante, como um história erguida pelo visual e sua trilha sonora encantam. Goro com certeza irá seguir os passos de seu pai. Esse filme fabuloso.
  4. Nov 27, 2013
    From Up on Poppy Hill is a simple-yet nostalgic and sweet story. The characters are likable. The main characters is a realistic and beautiful heroine. The story itself will bring back that sense of nostalgia you get thinking about your first love; or just when you where young and in school. Definitely one of my favorite Hayao Miyazaki films.
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    Another Ghibli masterpiece. Great story, top-tier animation, and a great story make this an all around winner. The plot may be difficult for young children to follow, this is a more mature story.
  6. Jul 5, 2013
    With all of the emotions there with wonderful animation, "From Up on Poppy Hill" is delightful. While it's not as deeply plotted as it could have been, Umi's story is courageous and beautiful, leaving adults more than children to be appealed. It's simply pure Ghibli magic.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Mar 23, 2013
    The film was visually stunning and emotionally captivating. Studio Ghibli always manages to pull the audience out of reality and lets them become part of a whole new dimension.
  10. 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.
  11. Mar 18, 2013
    From Up on Poppy Hill is a delightful Gibili anime. Ditching the fantasy motifs completely, the movie tells an understated story of young love and it's obstacles. The film is sweet, subtle and delivers a superbly animated vision of a newly post war Japan. Excellent stuff, as usual!

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
    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
    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
    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.