Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.)
Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017)

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 7, 2017
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai's filmography.

Bob Mondello
NPR

It's both gorgeous enough and emotionally engaging enough to be worth seeking out.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

With its balance of grounded emotion and wondrous escapism, Your Name should firmly establish Shinkai as an auteur to follow for many years to come.

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Julia Alexander
Polygon

Your Name is a sad movie. It has a happy ending and there are funny moments, but it's sad. It's heartbreaking. It's absolutely devastating.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Throughout, there is the nagging sense that the whole thing will unravel if any one thread gets tugged too hard, but when both the heart and the sky are on fire, why lean in and go squinting at flaws?

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Andrew Parker
Globe and Mail

This concept could be used for stock shenanigans worthy of a John Green novel, but Shinkai unleashes a twist early on so clever and cerebral that J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan will kick themselves for not thinking of it first.

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Luke T. Harrington
Christianity Today

I left the theater feeling as if I had just woken from a beautiful, indescribable dream, desperately fighting to keep it from fading from memory.

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Anita Katz
San Francisco Chronicle

You may have to fortify your illogicality tolerance when viewing the anime adventure "Your Name." But this body-swap romance by the exciting and talented filmmaker Makoto Shinkai is nonetheless exquisite, beautiful and entertaining.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It's thoroughly charming and gently comic and, if Mr. Shinkai finally plays it safe about what it means for an adolescent boy and girl to trade bodies and lightly toy with gender, he complicates the story in other ways.

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Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
Brooklyn Magazine

Beautifully animated (we're talking Studio Ghibli standards here), Your Name captures that sensation of waking up from a dream you wish lasted longer, or misplacing a name that's still warm on your tongue, but has just departed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Finally making its way around the world, Your Name is a film that has been loved by the people of Japan back in 2016. After seeing this film on the big screen,… More
Nicki Marie
Not bad for an anime.
Drake Tsui
Your Name manages to paint an insanely broad stroke of appeal without being convenient or contrive which is no small feat. Working as a highschool romance,… More
Gimly M.
I would never take it away from anyone, but I was underwhelmed. Final rating:?? - Definitely not for me, but I sort of get the appeal.
Letitia Lew
For those who like complex plots and rewatching movies.
Luke Eberhardt
Makoto Shinkai has amassed a hugely impressive filmography over the years. 'Your Name', however is possibly the finest film Shinkai has produced to… More