Arrietty

Arrietty

14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. 3.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
Arrietty

Omniscore:

Certificate U
Genre Family / Children
Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Cast Will Arnett, Mirai Shida, Ryûnosuke Kamiki Amy Poehler
Studio Buena Vista
Release Date July 2011
Running Time 94 mins
 

14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Dan Jolin

A beautifully crafted, intimate adventure movie and — presented in hand-drawn 2D — one of the most visually arresting you’ll enjoy all year.

01/07/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

The book is not slavishly followed but the film captures its spirit well ... Underneath it all, environmental concerns surface, suggesting that anything or anyone unusual is in danger of thoughtless destruction. But young viewers will hardly notice the message as they luxuriate in the glow of the animation.

29/07/2011

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The Guardian

Steve Rose

Compared to flashier 3D animated kids' movies, this hand-drawn tale might seem antiquated, but if you'd rather your child left the cinema with a sense of wonder than an ambition to become a monster-truck driver, this is for you.

28/07/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

David Gritten

Simply gorgeous … Children will enjoy the borrowers’ thrilling forays into the house in search of sustenance; adults can wallow in the exquisite detail of the interior and leafy surroundings. Animation simply doesn’t get any better than Ghibli’s ravishing creation: when you have this much talent, who needs 3D?

28/07/2011

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Time Out

David Jenkins

‘Arriett’ is a gorgeous, rounded piece of craft, where the subtle, almost tactile textures of the characters and backdrops allow you to appreciate this moving, whimsical tale as if it were real.

28/07/2011

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The Times

Kate Muir

[It] will have adults enchanted and children gripped … Yonebayashi’s update of The Borrowers is a cut above the live action American comedy version of 1997, and adds witty Japanese touches: Pod’s water bottle is one of those tiny plastic fish normally filled with soy sauce for takeaway sushi.

29/07/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

It might be a bit slow and delicate for a generation raised on Pixar-style information overload, but there's always something to catch the eye in the gorgeous painted backgrounds, and the games it plays with scale are a particular delight.

31/07/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Sprightly … Ghibli's colour palette and fluidity of line are in full working order, while the voice cast (it also comes in a subtitled version), including Saoirse Ronan, Olivia Colman and Mark Strong, should enhance its appeal to UK audiences.

29/07/2011

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