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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Pango's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

    I was so disappointed by this. The animation is great and those cats are incredibly cute, but it seems to me it tries to hard to be "Ghibliesque", copying and pasting elements from Kiki Delivery Service, Spirited Away and more, but without the depth and poetry of those films. Weak and dull, but lovely animated.

  2. Speedy's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

    Oh my goodness. The legacy of Studio Ghibli continues through another studio. It's almost as if they continued making films.

  3. MONSIEURDE's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

  4. Linda's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

    too similar to the great Ghibli movies, which makes sense if you consider who founded Studio Ponoc and who directed this movie. I enjoyed it but it just seems a bit copied and not at all original, unfortunately.

  5. nadnab's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

  6. Tibulle85's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

    (Vu au ciné avec ma fille) Visant clairement les enfants/pré-ados, le film, j'ai pu le constater, remplit parfaitement son contrat auprès du public-cible; il y a le savoir-faire Ghibli tjrs prompt à nous éblouir (décors magnifiques, animation au poil); l'héroïne est vraiment craquante et certaines séquences impressionnantes. Mais, comme dirait Miyazaki, quel est le "thème" ici? à quoi riment toutes ces belles images?

  7. NicoIlGermanico's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

  8. Pipim's rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

    Ce film prend une tournure passionnante: celle de déconstruire l'idée qu'on se fait de la sorcière (le balais, le chat, l'école) auxquels Mary n'adhèrent que pour rentrer dans le " jeu des grands ". Sa quête est toujours celle de défaire et c'est précisément ce que l'enfance peut être, se défaire de son hérédité, de son avidité enfantine pour la puissance, pour trouver un chemin propre et humain. Sans magie.

  9. S.J.B.'s rating of the film Mary and the Witch's Flower

    ~3.5. You're going to try and resist every inclination you have to compare this to Ghibli, then you're going to see it and recognise exact scenes (the stairs) and character designs (Doctor Dee...or is that Kamaji?) and plot devices (Tib/Jiji), and it's going to be impossible for you not to be left asking yourself, "Is this a commendable homage or a second-rate rip-off?" Ghibli without the soul. But that's still nice.