The Secret World of Arrietty Reviews

  • The Secret World of Arrietty
    • Genre : Animation, Family
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : G
    • Duration : 94 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Walt Disney Pictures
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • 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 ]
  • the result is an intriguing hybrid, mixing a Japanese reverence for nature
    3 of 4 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 ]
  • the end isn't quite tied up in perfect sparkly pink bows, but is left slightly up to us and our atrophied imaginations
    3 of 4 by Amy Joyce [Washington Post ]
  • stunningly beautiful and deeply touching
    4 of 5 by Simon Reynolds [Digital Spy ]
  • most resembles is the rarely-seen-in-America "Only Yesterday," an almost elegiac "what might have been" piece with zero fantasy element
    Review rate : B+ by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]
  • more impressive is the inventive depiction of how the minuscule borrowers live their small-scale existence
    3 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • it's one of few animated fairy tales to genuinely transport the audience into their world
    Review rate : A by Sam Adams [Time Out New York ]
  • it works well even for a story that's less fantastical than Miyazaki's signature works
    3 of 4 by Lou Lumenick [New York Post ]
  • is well up to its high standard
    4 of 5 by Derek Malcolm [This Is London ]
  • cinematically expanding a classic story without over-enlarging its scope
    Review rate : C by Jesse Cataldo [Slant Magazine ]
  • 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
    4 of 5 by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon ]
  • a gentle and entrancing tale, deeper and richer than more instantly gratifying fare
    4 of 5 by Steve Rose [The Guardian ]
  • a beautifully crafted, intimate adventure movie and - presented in hand-drawn 2D - one of the most visually arresting you'll enjoy all year
    4 of 5 by Dan Jolin [Empire Online ]

Reader's Reviews

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