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Universal acclaim- based on 292 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
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  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. Negative: 2 out of 107
  1. ChrisO
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    Amazing film, why the mediocre critic reviews? I'd put this up with and maybe beyond spirited away.
  2. 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 andPrincess 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. Collapse
  3. BronwenD
    Oct 1, 2009
    10
    I though this was an amazing movie. I've literally watched it tens of times and still love it. I've noticed that the people who I though this was an amazing movie. I've literally watched it tens of times and still love it. I've noticed that the people who don't like it/give it low scores are the ones who don't seem to understand Japanese culture and the whole idea of even the forest gods. Simply have an open mind when watching this movie; you'll find that it's quite good, and had lots of detail. Expand
  4. R.L.
    Apr 1, 2006
    10
    Completely outstanding - it is easily one of the very best films of the 90's.
  5. Aug 28, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best part of the film is how the characters are written, they act like real people. Complications occur only because of the consequences of other's actions, which, to an extent, are justified. Another good thing is the subtle environmental message, it isn't hammered in like most North American films. Rather this Japanese anime shows us that we are supposed to draw our own conclusions about the environment. The animation is fluid, very well done, and the character designs, not just for the humans, look great. Also the backgrounds are phenomenal and spectacular to look at. This film would not work if it wasn't animated, it really uses its medium to the full extent. Expand
  6. MichaelW
    Aug 15, 2009
    9
    An amazing film. The story and the characters just blew me away.
  7. AndrewR.
    Jul 15, 2008
    0
    What the hell is wrong with the world. This was possibly the worst movie I've ehehever seen. I watched the whole thing on a friends What the hell is wrong with the world. This was possibly the worst movie I've ehehever seen. I watched the whole thing on a friends suggestion, and I must say, it was the worst choice my friend had ever made. I hated it immensely, I know some people liked it, and I guess that's fine for all Asians and anime fans, but over all, it's horrible. And I wish I could rate it less then a 0. Expand

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