Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

From the legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke), this Academy Award winner (Best Animated Film) follows the fanciful adventures of a ten-year-old girl named Chihiro.

Best Animated Feature, Academy Awards 2003.
2001Rating: PG125 minsJapanStudio Ghibli
AdventureAnimatedKids & FamilyFantasy

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Spirited Away / Reviews

IGN

IGN

A huge accomplishment in the world of traditional animation and a powerful rebuttal to the notion that films for children must be simplistic and visually dull.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A beautifully drawn and wonderfully composed work of art - really, no other description will do - which takes us on a rocket-fuelled flight of fancy.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Miyazaki's luminescent, gorgeously realised world is relatively safe for children, but it also acknowledges blood, pain, dread, and death in ways that other animated films wouldn't dare.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Think you're too hip for a Japanese anime about a lost ten-year-old girl whose parents turn into snorting pigs? Get over it.

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Vulture

Vulture

Deeply and mysteriously satisfying...

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Salon

Salon

Spirited Away is a trip, in the literal, metaphorical and indeed lysergic senses of that word.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Spirited Away has the quality of a dream: It takes you places so foreign and fantastic you have no option but to yield completely to it...

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New York Post

New York Post

Spirited Away... is such a landmark in animation that labelling it a masterpiece almost seems inadequate.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

A vividly timeless oddity suitable for many children and most stoners.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Creating a rare story-world that follows a consistent logic yet allows for most anything to happen, Miyazaki again proves himself to be more genii than filmmaker.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A cultural wildcard experience: wacky, different, unusual, even nutty. Don't say I didn't encourage and warn you.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A triumph of psychological depth and artistic brilliance.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Plot here takes a backseat to set pieces that flow into each other like a glorious stream of consciousness.

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Variety

Variety

An out-and-out charmer. It's almost impossible to do justice in words either to the visual richness of the movie, which melanges traditional Japanese clothes and architecture with both Victorian and modern-day artifacts, or to the character-filled storyline, with human figures, harpies and grotesque creatures.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The towering, lost dreaminess at the heart of the film is an unmistakable obsession of this director.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Prepare to be astonished by Spirited Away.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Spirited dazzles and entertains like no other movie this year. It also comes to a satisfying conclusion and never once seems to take shortcuts. Miyazaki is one of world cinema's most wondrously gifted artists and storytellers.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The fact that Miyazaki and his team hand-draw the images before they're digitally coloured and animated gives them an artistry that has been woefully lacking from so many recent American features.

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