Tales From Earthsea Synopsis
A prince and a wizard join forces to find out why their world is out of balance.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Amy Nicholson
An odd little film that aims only to please itself.
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The sights and sounds are splendid--a lovingly hand-detailed portside city, a touching musical interlude in a windswept field--though...
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60

Empire

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The set pieces make this well worth watching while director Goro Miyazaki shows he's truly his father's son.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
He does an okay imitation of his father's languidly matter-of-fact dreamscapes, but it's hard to deny that a certain vitality is missing in...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
This film is too scary for very young children, while older fans are likely to focus on the film not faring well in comparison to the elder...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Feels a little like a science-fiction Sunday school pageant.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
An artistically arresting yet narratively lame and strangely unfocused cartoon aimed at older children and young adults.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
It also features deaths by strangulation and immolation as well as a nasty bit with a flying severed limb.Kids may be less put off by all...
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40

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
This dull and humorless production won't reap the same critical support as the work of Miyazaki Senior.
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Classic ghibli film

By HHh356
While this is a great representation of a studio ghibli film, I will not lie and say it is my favorite. Personally, that honor is reserved for Howl's Moving Castle with a close runner-up being held...

Tales from Earthsea

By alleben
It's from Ghibli....

Best Movie Ever!

By kingdomheartsLoverTWEWY
This movie was one of the best I have ever seen! It makes me want to read the books! This movie shows you a relationship between light and darkness (good and bad) and life. I have seen Miyazaki's...

enjoyed

By chrispypanfry
but relish the old days of amination. compicated story, though. hard to work outside of the other stories. lots of references. tombs atuan, tehanu....

Ghibli

By Hillmc
This a great movie to see. The characters seem so real. The music of the movie really sucks you into the story....

Five Word Review

By xoandre
No! Just More ANIME Cr@p...

Tales From Earthsea

By KingLion
Good story, so-so animation....

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Rated PG-13 | For some violent images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Stylish animation isn't enough to save violent adaptation.
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