Tonari no Totoro 1988

Critics score:
93 / 100

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Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times: Despite these limits, My Neighbor Totoro is a gentle and affirming film. Read more

John Hartl, Seattle Times: Miyazaki's appreciation of miraculous possibilities and childhood visions is what drives Totoro. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Too much of the taken up with stiff, mechanical chitchat. Read more

Sam Adams, AV Club: The world the characters inhabit is less expressionist than impressionist, blessed with a delicate evocation of natural light and color that subtly incorporates Miyazaki's environmentalism. Read more

Ted Shen, Chicago Reader: Sheer enchantment. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: The lack of sentimentality will be utterly refreshing to those raised on a diet of Disney. Read more

Leonard Klady, Variety: Obviously aimed at an international audience, the film evinces a disorienting combination of cultures that produces a nowhere land more confused than fascinating. Read more