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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Luke Lomeli's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    probably the greatest film ever made

  2. Faizal Agusdin's rating of the film Only Yesterday

  3. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Only Yesterday

  4. Ana Patrícia's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    Cried like a baby at the end. Identified with the main character way too much

  5. smndvdcl's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    An underrated Ghibli triumph where the fantastical has been replaced by a sense of humane social realism. Its depiction of memory and its nature to reform the present resounds. There are echoes of Ozu in its representation of Japanese domesticity but with a progressive feminist undercurrent. A nourishing piece of the Ghibli pie alongside 'Whisper of the Heart'.

  6. Lucia0550's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    De mis preferidas, me hizo rememorar mi infancia <3

  7. HSBilly's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    when all her childhood classmates surrounding her in the end, it was absolute diamond, pretty and heartwarming.

  8. snowykatie's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    a wholesome, nostalgic masterpiece that can remind even the most jaded person what it is like to be a curious, optimistic child again

  9. senitree's rating of the film Only Yesterday

  10. OldGermanCurrency's rating of the film Only Yesterday

  11. luz de topos's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    una cajita de recuerdos que soy yo. intimidad/florecer. intentarlo otra vez.

  12. Xose Manoel Ramos's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    Interesante ver as obras do outro director de Ghibli, un pouco inconexa pero con momentos moi certeiros de realismo e honestidade

  13. Shea Hennum's rating of the film Only Yesterday

  14. SlinkyLi's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    Gorgeous art, nuanced animation, and the definition of nostalgia; poignant and wistful, but not very original. The Ghibli environmentalist message is tacked on.

  15. Mighty Quinn's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    My review: http://dynamitefilms.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/only-yesterday-1991-dir.html

  16. pintobean's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    Such a sweet movie. Slow moving but in a patient way, definitely recommend for a warm Sunday morning. :)

  17. Renton47's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    Half of a great movie, this seems built to perfectly teeter between present and nostalgia, before it gets a little carried away with the benefits of organic farming practices... The problem is that the two streams never coalesce, and this is a problem with the growing pains segments being vastly superior. Still, sublime slice of life details, gorgeous animation, especially the still backdrop and whited-out edges.

  18. Laura Chifiriuc's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    A beautiful and honest film about a girl going through puberty.

  19. Kamran's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    A beautiful, magical, nostalgic anime with one of the most heartfelt endings in cinema. Takahata has this way of silently lingering on faces to express their deepest feelings which imbue his films with great emotional resonance. 88/100 - Excellent (4.5)

  20. Rose Sco's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    “I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live.” (Hint: not a Takahata quote) Weren't her initial motives enough? They seemed enough. . . .

  21. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    That painful moment when you realize that you were spoiled as a child and wish you could travel back in time to give your younger self an ass whipping. Or is that just me?

  22. Scotch's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    I walked out after Taeko explained to the little village girl how being slapped repeatedly by your father is better than just once because you don't wonder if it's your fault. Kthxbai.

  23. Zac Weber's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    Some of the nostalgic elements, relying on a simple dichotomy of disappointment and joy, seem too shallow for a film that focuses on the hindsight of a 27-year-old. With that said, the animated work is simply exquisite and I was particularly fond of the way the frames often fade at the edges, much like the dreams Isao Takahata explores. This film could have easily been made in 2016.

  24. Maggie's rating of the film Only Yesterday

    cute! I'm excited for the u.s. release

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