Aron McGill’s review published on Letterboxd:
In the BFI list of the 50 movies you should watch before you turn 14 voted for by 70 film experts who each created their top 10 Spirited Away gained the most votes and it is easy to see why. Hayao Miyazaki in an interview (tinyurl.com/4b5sgaa) stated in an interview that is intention in making the film was to create a role model for young girls to look up to which was not simply damsel in distress looking for her prince. This motivation came from reading magazines left behind by friends daughters after they holidayed away together. An aim so rarely attempted let alone succeeded is what sets aside this movie for parents and children alike.