Howl's Moving Castle

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40

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Critic Reviews

  1. Miyazaki's movies are as stunning as they are confounding.
  2. 60
    Just as Miyazaki seemed on the verge of properly crossing over, he serves up an anime riddle wrapped in an enigma - though with all his usual charm, wit and hand-drawn beauty.
  3. 50
    The plot of Howl's Moving Castle meanders so listlessly that its details become less and less charming.
  4. 50
    The movie is practically incomprehensible.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 345 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 110
  2. Negative: 3 out of 110
  1. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    With thrills, heart, love, visual beauty and humor and the great original score Hayao Miyazaki has directed another fantastic and beautifulWith thrills, heart, love, visual beauty and humor and the great original score Hayao Miyazaki has directed another fantastic and beautiful adeventure. I give this move 95%. Full Review »
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    "Howl's Moving Castle" is amazing with powerful visuals. Mostly the symbolism of the movie, that life can be seen through adversity, was very"Howl's Moving Castle" is amazing with powerful visuals. Mostly the symbolism of the movie, that life can be seen through adversity, was very touching and true. It's a movie you would like and become spellbound to. Full Review »
  3. KenE.
    Mar 22, 2006
    2
    It was almost totally incomprehensable. I was pretty much hoping they would finally fall over a cliff and get it over with.... a huge It was almost totally incomprehensable. I was pretty much hoping they would finally fall over a cliff and get it over with.... a huge dissapointment given the glowing ratings from most sources. Full Review »