Castle In The Sky

(Laputa)


[Castle In The Sky]
Pazu rescues an unconscious girl descending from the night sky with a glowing pendant around her neck. He helps the girl, Sheeta, to escape from the air pirates and the military who are obsessed with Laputa, a legendary kingdom on a floating island in the sky with which Sheeta is suspected of being connected.
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Average Rating

Average Ratings: 81
Number of Review Sites: 12
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"...by no means Miyazaki's finest effort, but the movie has aged well and its action scenes are too good to miss."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"I simply find it hard to imagine a reason under which you would want to avoid this excellent example of Ghibli anime. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary

"Laputa: Castle in the Sky is a very good film, but somehow, when discussing the films of Hayao Miyazaki, good just doesn’t seem like enough."
Anime on DVD (Paul Grisham) - B

"Disney’s fumbling of the DVD release of this brilliant film mars it."
Animefringe (Ridwan Khan) - 90%

"Laputa: Castle in the Sky provides a nice and wholesome viewing experience for everybody."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"Castle In The Sky truly is a monumental achievement in Japanese animation. "
DVD Talk (David Blair) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"With strong characters and constant surprises, Castle in the Sky is exuberant and ever light on its feet."
DVD Verdict (Mike Pinsky) - 95 (out of 100)

"Even the worst of Miyazaki is still good."
IGN (Sergio Non) - 5 (out of 10)

"Laputa is an epic-scale movie in an epic-scale world, but it never loses its immediate, human focus. "
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A+

"From tense beginning to spectacular end, you'll be enthralled. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"This is Miyazaki himself embodied as anime."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"The animation is Miyazaki perfect, the humor is crisp, and the music and dialogue are wonderful."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A