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From Up On Poppy Hill
8.3 out of 10

From Up On Poppy Hill

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Overall 9
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Actors overall 9
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Audio 10
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Extras 8
8.0

From Up on Poppy Hill (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
9 September 2013
  • Summary: Judge Clark Douglas raises his official DVD Verdict flag every morning at dawn.
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Overall 8
8.0

From Up on Poppy Hill

DVDizzy
4 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Some will lament the absence of Studio Ghibli's signature fantasy in From Up on Poppy Hill , but I appreciated this simple film as something refreshingly different. This endearing coming-of-age period drama easily won me with the old basic fundamentals of story and characters.
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From Up on Poppy Hill, Prime Suspect and Frankenstein's Army

Sound & Vision Magazine
30 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This 2011 production from the esteemed Studio Ghibli is a family affair of the best sort, scripted by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro. It's a fictional tale with a very real backdrop: Yokohama, 1963, as Japan is still picking up the pieces post-World War II while also...
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Overall 8
8.0

From Up on Poppy Hill

Slant Magazine
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The overwhelming problem with Goro Miyazaki's films is how much the technical quality of their animation outshines the films themselves. His first feature, Tales from Earthsea , was visually stunning in the fluidity of the character movement and the exacting detail and textures of the environments.
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Overall 8
8.2

From Up On Poppy Hill

AV Club
14 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli is responsible for some of the most gorgeous, imaginative animated fantasy films of all time, yet many of the best Ghibli features have been small, quiet, and grounded in reality.
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Review: ‘From Up on Poppy Hill’

Variety
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Suggesting all that is lost when people rush to replace the old ways with shiny new alternatives, Studio Ghibli's gorgeously hand-drawn period romance "From Up on Poppy Hill" tells the story of how a young couple intervene in the demolition of a classic building on their school campus.
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Overall 6
6.0

From Up On Poppy Hill

totalfilm.com
15 September 2013
Overall 6
6.0

From Up On Poppy Hill

Empire Online
3 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Not on a par with Ghibli's greatest work like Totoro or Spirited Away but not without charms of its own. A solid second effort from Miyazaki Junior.
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Overall 6
6.0

From Up On Poppy Hill

totalfilm.com
18 July 2013
Overall 6
6.0

From Up On Poppy Hill

Flicks
20 May 2013
  • Summary: A decade after his critically panned Tales of Earthsea , Goro Miyazaki (son of the great Hayao) has shown some noticeable improvement. Poppy Hill has plenty of charm and character, most noticeably within the students’ Tardis-like clubhouse, and I’ve always been in love with the way the animation...
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