Mary and The Witch's Flower

2018 • 103 minutes
4.6
292 reviews
89%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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From Academy Award® nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of When Marnie Was There and key animator on Spirited Away, comes the first film from Studio Ponoc, a dazzling new adventure about a young girl who discovers a flower that grants her magical powers – but only for one night. Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte when she discovers an old broomstick and the strange flower that blossoms only once every seven years. Suddenly, Mary finds herself whisked away to Endor College – a school of magic run by Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But the school is not all that it seems, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.
Rating
PG
4.6
292 reviews
Chαse Yú
September 10, 2018
Not Good, seriously! It is such a out of tune & odd feeling movie that came from such well known animators with so much great work before. The whole thing feels odd and feels like the creator lack of the understanding of how things shouldn't just add to the movie ( with its world creating) because it probably match the elements of the that world. This whole movie feels like a Frankenstein of many great animation movies which that they took piece of those movies and combined it together!
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Raul Duran
May 13, 2018
Another amazing, magical journey from the hands of one most gifted director/animator. Mr Maro once again shows how his amazing resume with Ghibli has honed his skills to make him the wonderful storyteller he has become. We all wish the great Mr. Miyazaki could be with us forever, but now I feel little better knowing that when the time comes, his amazing legacy's will be in great, caring hands.
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A Google user
February 14, 2019
Loved it, although the story could have been fleshed out a bit more. Studio Ponyoc and Studio Ghibli definitely have the cool art style, the prowess to make a full length animated movie, but the stories Hayao Miyazaki brought to life just haven't felt the same. It's like his hand is drawing the art, but he's no longer telling much of a story. Overall was pretty good, but the script could have used a bit more to it.
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