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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 239 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    One of the most visually inventive films I have ever seen.
  2. 90
    A big movie for the ages, full to the brim with sympathy, imagination and sheer visual delight.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Caro
    88
    Rarely does any film, animated or otherwise, immerse you in such a vivid landscape and engage your senses so strongly.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    Exceedingly imaginative, beautifully realized animated epic adventure.
  5. More thoughtful and varied than the average Hollywood cartoon.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    75
    A must-see for animation fans.
  7. 40
    Wacky, vividly conceived but mundanely executed cartoon fantasy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 102
  2. Negative: 2 out of 102
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    10
    An outstanding achievement by Hayao Miyazaki. Clearly shows connection between humans and nature, the importance of preserving life. Spectacular visuals, wonderful soundtrack, and beautiful story make it an all time classic in anime films, and a must-see. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    "Princess Mononoke" is simply a masterpiece. I have watched it 3 times and I'm sure I'll watch many times more. why the mediocre critic reviews? I say mediocre because it is the best animation I've ever seen and I have seen lots of them. Expand
  3. May 25, 2012
    10
    Someone doesn't even have to like anime to have to like Princess Mononoke. One watch and they'll be hooked. For Princess Mononoke is a gift to film lovers of all kind and deservedly one of the best films of the '90s. Expand
  4. Jun 27, 2013
    10
    Princess Mononoke is without a doubt Miyazaki's best work. It has all the creativity of Spirited Away along with a far more mature and compelling plot line. The animation is beautiful, the music is uplifting, and the characters are all memorable. If you like films, do yourself a favor and watch this movie. Expand
  5. Aug 8, 2013
    10
    Absolutely out this world! this epic movie is a league on its own, with depth and laudable cause. Masterpiece! A real movie will this one should be awesome, in fact we saw some of the concept in a recent version of Snow White...! Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    9
    Uma dos melhores filmes de Miyazaki, com certeza sua história e personagens são cativantes, o visual como sempre um dos pontos fortes e sem contra que sua trilha sonora belíssima. Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2011
    4
    Slow, repetitive, longer than needed, and I didn't find any story aspect that could make me forget its awful rhythm. Artistically, meaning draw and music specially, it's great, but for me it's just an empty movie. Beautiful, but without anything to tell. Yeah, ok, it has that ecological and respect between cultures topic on it, but it has been done thousands of times before and after this movie with better results. I may give it a second chance, but I don't think it was just a bad day. Expand

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