WHAT'S HOT?

The Secret World of Arrietty Reviews

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]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

THE CROSSING 2 :

“..an inert follow-up that doesn't deliver enough visual or emotional payoff in its overdue yet short-lived shipwreck climax..”
by Maggie Lee [Variety]

SHAUN THE SHEEP :

“..this is the kind of stuff that has been, and will be, funny forever - built on eternal human fears and foibles that, whatever your age, make complete and hilarious sense..”
by Robbie Collin [Daily Telegraph]

THE END OF THE TOUR :

“..The End Of The Tour largely remains a two-man show, expertly approximating the vagaries of actual conversation-the starts and stops that occur when two strangers are getting to know each other, one sentence at a time..”
by A.A. Dowd [A.V. Club]

NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA :

“..Bastian Zach and Matthias Bauer actually have to come up with something other than people shooting, stabbing and bludgeoning each other to death. If only they had put this kind of effort into creating characters worth caring about in the first place..”
by Martin Tsai [LA Times]

JENNY'S WEDDING :

“..ultimately, it becomes more a film about Jenny's parents as they learn to embrace and understand her..”
by Katie Walsh [LA Times]

STATEN ISLAND SUMMER :

“..frustratingly, the movie is plenty likable when it's not trying to show off its wistfulness. As a reader of the fake news, Jost should know that sometimes silly jokes are their own reward..”
by Jesse Hassenger [A.V. Club]

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY :

“..there isn't much the viewer won't be able to answer about Legos by the end of "A Lego Brickumentary," except, perhaps, why he or she has just watched a 90-minute commercial for Legos..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]

BEST OF ENEMIES :

“..a timely but unsatisfying exploration of a series of exchanges between conservative Buckley and liberal Vidal makes its case too little and too late..”
by Inkoo Kang [The Wrap]

EXTINCTION :

“..if only they had more screen time. The film's core problems: too little zombie and too much plot..”
by Katherine Pushkar [NY Daily News]

THE SEVENTH DWARF :

“..short on charm and utterly devoid of magic..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]