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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. Dec 30, 2014
    10
    this is one of the best anime films i have ever seen. the film makers use a lot of symbolism that normally would come across a pretentious but in this film's case it's used to great effect. both the story and animation are incredible, the acting in the english dub is performed very well and if you see it you'll feel better for having watched it. it deserves a better average score than it has
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59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    A superbly crafted science-fiction fairy tale that's both Grimm and grim.
  2. 40
    Something to behold; it's just not much to watch, despite admirable ambition and a few tense, well-thought-out sequences.
  3. 50
    Characters are undermined by the inexpressive animation that mars the majority of animated films: Their haunted inner lives are clearly meant to take center stage, but their faces are blank and two-dimensional.