100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
One of Miyazaki's most kid-accessible movies, but still an unnerving film.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

It is a work of great fantasy and charm that will delight children ages 3 to 100.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Don't tell Walt Disney, but Hayao Miyazaki really holds the keys to the magic kingdom.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a word to describe Ponyo, and that word is magical. This poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators has such deep charm that adults and children will both be touched.
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90

Wall Street Journal

If the plot of Ponyo is small as a minnow, its themes--the relationship between parent and child, between the young and the elderly, between friends, between man and nature--are large and fully realized.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
You watch a Miyazaki film with the pie-eyed, gape-mouthed awe of a child being read the most fantastic story and suddenly transported to places previously beyond the limits of imagination. It's quite a trip.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Miyazaki creates fascinating, fluid and whimsical scenarios.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A movie loaded with strange delights.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Trippy in the right way, and wholly enchanting.
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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