• Mjnodi Nadia Jasmine Rahman

    ★★★★★ Added by Mjnodi Nadia Jasmine Rahman

    অনেকদিন ধরে The Secret World of Arrietty দেখতে চাচ্ছিলাম। এই সিনেমা, সেই সিনেমার ফাঁকে কিভাবে জানি দেখা হচ্ছিল না। আর নিয়মিত সপ্তাহে অন্তত একটা অ্যানিমেশন দেখব ঠিক করায় এই সিনেমাটি দেখা হল। লেখার শুরুতে বলে নিতে চাই, এর আগে আমি Studio Ghibli এবং Hayao Miyazaki এর কাজ দেখি নি। এই প্রথম। মাঙ্গা আমায় তেমন টানত না কখনোই। কিন্তু, Collider.com এ এই সিনেমার ট্রেইলার দেখে ঠিক করেছিলাম, দেখব। শেষমেশ দেখা হল। Mary Norton এর The Borrowers অবলম্বনে সিনেমাটির চিত্রনাট্য লিখেছেন মিয়াজাকি…


  • Sean Klaus

    ★★½ Added by Sean Klaus

    Studio Ghibli's worst film. The hand-drawn animation is beautiful, and Hirosama Yonebayashi's direction is impeccable as always, but the use of music is terrible, and the writing by Mary Norton is painfully mediocre at best, even with Hayao Miyazaki's brilliant storyline. 5.5/10. Now that I have seen every Ghibli film once, I can say it is that "Arrietty" is also film by the studio that I would give lower than a 7 or 7.5/10.


  • Paul Boyne

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Paul Boyne 25 Nov, 2015

    I think I find this movie more substantial than a lot of people do. It benefits from associating with the films that came before, to be sure. Studio Ghibli had already explored the basic idea of growing up in the modern world from many different angles. One brief mention of endangered species was all this movie needed to plug into that tradition. The rest is unspoken, the presentation of a world with breathtaking visual and aural perfection. Highlighting just a…


  • jb_86

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jb_86 13 Nov, 2015

    Miyazaki's influence is all over this adaptation of Mary Norton's classic. It's a gorgeous and wonderfully patient film, slow and small in all the best ways. And it's a story very worth telling and a film that gives hope about the future of Japanese animation (despite some computer elements) more so than the middle-of-the-road "From up on Poppy Hill." Hope; until you watch the Blu-ray interviews where Miyazaki rips director Yonebayashi a new one in the most charming and sincere…


  • chill_ip

    ★★★½ Watched by chill_ip 22 Jul, 2015

    nicht der beste ghibli, aber wie üblich total schön gemacht, schöne farbe, schöne welt schöne story


  • Paul Zoccolillo

    ★★★★ Added by Paul Zoccolillo

    (Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)


  • Lucas Marmol

    ★★★★ Watched by Lucas Marmol 02 Nov, 2015

    Heartwarming and very sensible movie, it ended with me wanting more, and that doesn't happen every often. Thank god they didn't took a fantastical route.


  • Alan

    ★★★ Watched by Alan 30 Oct, 2015

    While not as imaginative (Spirited Away) or as tender (Whisper of the Heart, Kaguya) or as overtly political (Pom Poko) as Ghibli's finest, Arrietty is soft, contemplative, and endearing. The animation is slick, as ever, and the backgrounds look great. The characters are a bit flat, as tends to be the case with digital anime, but it isn't atrocious. My favorite parts about this movie are the first half hour so, where Arrietty and her father explore the house, and…


  • dridiot

    ★★ Added by dridiot

    In the end, felt kind of empty, like it was trying too hard to be Ghibli


  • Francois beavertree.

    ★★★½ Watched by Francois beavertree. 17 Oct, 2015

    Real good slow and comfy movie visuals were really good I kind of expected this to be a more magical movie than it actually was very enjoyable, the way it ended wasn't great though IMO.


  • Joshua LF

    ★★★½ Watched by Joshua LF 13 Oct, 2015

    Note: This is a review covering the 2012 American dub by Disney.

    The Secret World of Arrietty delivers exactly what one would expect in a Studio Ghibli production; albeit, in slightly smaller increments (perhaps appropriate considering the size of the film's protagonists). Sumptuous visuals, interesting characters, relaxed story, lovely music, and charm to spare. It's among Ghibli's lesser efforts, but a treat for fans of minor fantasy looking for strongly-developed cultures in an innocent, alternate reality.

    A teenage boy (named…


  • Simon Harris

    ★★★½ Watched by Simon Harris 13 Oct, 2015


    Because it is a gorgeous film set in a wonderful world. As all Ghibli productions it is very high quality, and has an original feel to it. Cute, warm and a bit thought provoking.

    Maybe not thought provoking enough. The movie doesn't give that much of a feeling of something grander, and isn't as double-layered as some of the best Ghibli ones are. (Sure, it does get you thinking about what we as…