Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea)
Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) (2010)

From famed Japanese animators Studio Ghibli comes "Tales from Earthsea," a sweeping adventure set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. An epic tale of redemption and self-discovery, the story follows the journey… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

As dark as The Last Unicorn or The Dark Crystal, though a shade less lyrical.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

An overly stoic, pretentious, boring, unimaginative trainwreck that just happens to have been made by some of the greatest animators in the history of Japanese anime.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A workmanlike, humorless cartoon.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The themes and memorable imagery in Earthsea will be familiar to fans of Studio Ghibli, but the storytelling and animation are a step behind.

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Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A passable piece from the junior Miyazaki, and one only hopes the reservation in voice felt here will be far more loosened in future projects.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

If this starchy, nearly two-hour allegory about human hubris bluntly addresses a historical moment when global warming threatens the planet and pollution is fouling the seas, its chilly, formal tone keeps you at an emotional distance.

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

There's a whole lot going on in the Japanese anime fantasy Tales From Earthsea, so why is it such a bore?

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

A flawed but ambitious film, full of potent mythic images — battling dragons; a shadowy doppelganger — but one that fails ultimately to resolve those images in a satisfying way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
The feature debut of Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki is the weakest offering thus far from the prestigious Studio Ghibli. Far from a bad movie but… More
vieras esine
If this had been made by any other studio, I would've given this full three stars because it is pleasing to look at. But since all Ghibli films are, I can… More
Lewis C.
Eh, let's just call Tales from Earthsea a case of growing pains for Goro Miyazaki. It's not a bad movie. It's just unremarkable in every way.… More
Dead Angel
It was not that good to be honest. I found it a bit boring. There are some interesting moments though. But this is something that I'll watch it once and… More
Keiko Aya
Studio Ghibli Project 3 Directed by Gorō Miyazaki and voices by Bunta Sugawara, Okada Junichi, Aoi Teshima and Jun Fubuki. Let me just say this… More
Corey Wood
You'd expect a masterpeice from the son of Hayao Miyazaki but thats not nearly what we get with "Gendo Senki [Tales from Earthsea]". Instead, we… More