Castle in the Sky
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Liable to strain the patience of adults and the attention spans of children."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"If any film in [Studio Ghibli]'s filmography has inspired the works of Pixar, it's surely this one."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"Castle in the Sky is an...uplifting experience. It's the perfect place to view where Miyazaki has been and where he intends to go."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"Unusually detailed animation glides hand in hand with the film's aura of wonderment."
‑ Robert Pardi, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"I especially liked the designs of giant floating flying machines that seem taken straight out of 1920s science fiction magazine illustrations . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Frequently astounding."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"One of Japanese writer-director Hayao Miyazaki's best films."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Simply amazing."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Miyazaki's flying contraptions are a sight to behold, rivaled only by the film's epic sweep and nonstop parade of action set-pieces."
‑ , Film4
"Some of the action verges on the cartoonish, but Miyazaki's extraordinary realism in dealing with his characters is already evident in this fun adventure story."
‑ Jurgen Fauth, About.com
"...as buoyant as you'd expect from a movie largely set amidst the clouds."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"A Star Wars-like animated feature about a legendary city behind the clouds and the many secrets it holds about nature, robots, light, and magic."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Exciting, all-ages anime airborne fantasy epic."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"It shows the master still learning, still discovering his pacing."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Despite the nonstop action, some deeply meditative lessons lurk beneath."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
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