• Released
  • August 6, 2005
  • PG-13
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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The Great Yokai War Synopsis
Folkloric creatures recruit a shy 10-year-old (Ryunosuke Kamiki) to fight the forces of evil.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Miike's goofy, gallant, action-packed fantasy deserves to become a classic family film.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A big, silly party.
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60

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
Narrative coherence is perhaps not among the film's virtues, but its loopy, cluttered story is part of the fun. And a clearer, simpler plot...
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60

Variety

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Odd blend of the truly cheesy with a few genuine f/x makes for a cutesy if not exactly thrilling spectacle.
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50

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
The film makes no more or less sense than Ridley Scott's Legend or Jim Henson's Labyrinth, and in fact has a creaky, blue-gel '80s-ness to...
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Rated PG-13 | For scary images and fantasy violence