• Jon_Kissel

    ★★★½ Watched by Jon_Kissel 02 Oct, 2014

    There's a lot of great stuff in this non-Miyazaki-directed Studio Ghibli effort. Hiromasa Yonebayashi takes over for the master in his directorial debut, and he's clearly doing a strong imitation. The story of a family of four-inch tall people that steal from the human 'beans' to survive, it focuses on Arrietty, the 14 year old daughter going out with her dad on her first 'borrowing.' Seeing all the tiny goals and infrastructure built into the guts of the house is…


  • Jacob Gehman

    ★★★½ Added by Jacob Gehman

    In a vacuum of US theater release films--animated or not--Arrietty stands pretty tall. I could have easily rated this 4 or 4.5 stars. It is simple and beautiful with the delicate coziness that is really missing from the American scene. However, as a Studio Ghibli release I have to consider it within the Ghibli canon--and on that criteria Arrietty doesn't stand as tall. But it is very refreshing to see a 2-dimension animated film in theaters--when that street scene splashes…


  • Jose González

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jose González 10 Oct, 2014

    Una película preciosa, hecha con mucho gusto y mucho mimo. Una historia sencilla y bonita que elaborada con un tratamiento visual muy colorido y una banda sonora molona da como resultado esta curiosa y agradable obra.


  • RJ Lozada

    ★★★★ Watched by RJ Lozada 07 Oct, 2014

    This film possesses wonder and growth in a compact, and swiftly moving 94 minutes.

    Emotional scale was probably most difficult component of the script, but the performances were humble and didn't stretch the story to distortion.

    The film's heart, theme all [safely] intact -- consistent with the Studio Ghibli brand.

    I just wish Disney didn't try to capitalize on the film and replace the original Japanese soundtrack with their own American English rendering. Whack.


  • Lobezno Estepario

    ★★★ Watched by Lobezno Estepario 05 Oct, 2014

    Los diminutoooos, nadiesabedondestannnnnn

    Pequeñosseres bondadosooooossss questan viviendo con nosotroooooosss.....


  • feedingbrett

    ★★★★½ Watched by feedingbrett 05 Oct, 2014 13

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    Every time I come into a Studio Ghibli film that is not directed by Miyazaki or Takahata, I never know whether or not it would easily win me over; except for Whisper of the Heart, which is perfect in every way. Arrietty won me over, but not to the level that Whisper of the Heart was able to achieve on me. The film may seem simple and shallow, due…


  • nathanielm

    ★★★½ Watched by nathanielm 03 Oct, 2014

    “So one day, you might be the only one left. Every year you get less and less. That will mean you’re a doomed species.”

    “That’s not true! There’s lots more of us! Spiller said so! Spiller says there are many more of us out there!”

    “Do you have any idea how many people there are living in the world? Six point seven billion.”

    “Six point seven . . . billion?”

    “And how many of you?”

    This movie gave me nightmares.


  • Andrew Hurley

    Watched by Andrew Hurley 17 Feb, 2012

    Marcus North Shore Cinema@21:05
    Screen 6, Seat G2


  • Brian Belak

    ★★★ Watched by Brian Belak 20 Sep, 2014

    The sound designers must have a field day here, especially in the scenes of Arrietty exploring the human world for the first time. Very lush.


  • Vladimir .

    ★★★★½ Watched by Vladimir . 21 Sep, 2014

    Wonderful .


  • radiomanhead

    ★★★★★ Added by radiomanhead

    Me ha encantando, de mis favoritas del año 2010 junto a "Senna" (aunque me faltan por ver algunas), creo que Hiromasa Yonebayashi ha demostrado ser una alumno aventajado de Miyazaki y ha creado una historia mágica y entretenida, tal vez haya extrañado un poco a la música de Joe Hisaishi pero la Banda Sonora Original que acompaña a este filme también esta mas que aceptable.

    Con el patinazo de Pixar con "Cars 2" y las nimiedades presentadas en el cine…


  • Gavin Rye

    ★★★ Watched by Gavin Rye 16 Sep, 2014

    Arriety is maybe the weakest of the Ghibli films that I have seen so far, but it still holds a lot of the charm of the companies films. I've always loved the little details in these films and this one has that going for it too. I particularly liked the way the water appeared as droplets for the borrowers as it would do with them being so small. Most films would have the water pouring just normally but I loved…