JoshTheCritic’s review published on Letterboxd:
Such a charming movie! I wasn’t blown away with this one and while the message is great story-wise I say it’s standard, yet it’s just so much fun and likable that it doesn’t matter that much. The cat is the best, super adorable, steals the show. Kiki is a wonderful protagonist, she’s very relatable and I had a blast watching her fly around the city doing deliveries. I think this is like “My Neighbor Totoro” in a way, where it just puts a smile on your face and it’s such a pleasant experience—unpopular opinion probably, though I think I prefer this film (I need to see “Totoro” again some time). These Ghibli scores slap, the main theme here is so good. The animation is solid, the environment Kiki flies around looks great. So far other than one misfire, I’ve been enjoying Studio Ghibli films and especially the the ones from Hayao Miyazaki. This is a good comfort movie and was pleasantly surprised!
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