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The Secret World of Arrietty

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Family

Release Date :

February 17, 2012

MPAA Rating :

G

Director :

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Starring :

Bridgit Mendler, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, David Henrie, Olivia Colman, Moises Arias, Carol Burnett, Peter Jason, Frank Marshall, Karey Kirkpatrick, Gracle Poletti, Steve Alpert

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..there are no power ballads and less slapstick, and even the look is softer, closer to the smudgy shades of water colors..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..the story is trouble-free to the point that it feels slight, though it's full of gorgeous renderings..”
by Aaron Hillis [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..the result is an intriguing hybrid, mixing a Japanese reverence for nature..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
“..the film lacks the exotic approach to storytelling that made Studio Ghibli's other pics so compelling..”
by Leslie Felperin [Variety]
3 of 4

“..the end isn't quite tied up in perfect sparkly pink bows, but is left slightly up to us and our atrophied imaginations..”
by Amy Joyce [Washington Post]
4 of 5

“..stunningly beautiful and deeply touching..”
by Simon Reynolds [Digital Spy]
Review rate : B+

“..most resembles is the rarely-seen-in-America "Only Yesterday," an almost elegiac "what might have been" piece with zero fantasy element..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
3 of 4

“..more impressive is the inventive depiction of how the minuscule borrowers live their small-scale existence..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : A

“..it's one of few animated fairy tales to genuinely transport the audience into their world..”
by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]
3 of 4

“..it works well even for a story that's less fantastical than Miyazaki's signature works..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
4 of 5

“..is well up to its high standard..”
by Derek Malcolm [This Is London]
Review rate : C

“..cinematically expanding a classic story without over-enlarging its scope..”
by Jesse Cataldo [Slant Magazine]
4 of 5

“..beautifully animated and featuring some stunning sound design work, this is an utterly charming animated adventure that's a treat for both adults and children alike..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
4 of 5

“..a gentle and entrancing tale, deeper and richer than more instantly gratifying fare..”
by Steve Rose [The Guardian]
4 of 5

“..a beautifully crafted, intimate adventure movie and - presented in hand-drawn 2D - one of the most visually arresting you'll enjoy all year..”
by Dan Jolin [Empire Online]

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