The Boy and the Heron

audience Reviews

, 88% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Deep. Profound. Beautiful. Constantly veering into the unexpected. Unforgettable. Instantly classic.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    An extraordinary adventure with the film.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful hand-drawn animation that transports you into another enriched fantasy world.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke were all time greats. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The main character reminded me of Robert Pattersons emo Batman.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I thought the animation was incredible and story was a little wild at times but beautiful, I was really glad I was able to see it in theaters, I think animators outdid themselves yet again!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Ahh I love this animation and story, its heartwarming and so sad too
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    I've been a Studio Ghibli fan since I was a kid and this movie pales in comparison to their older work when it comes to story and likeable characters. I literally fell asleep in the theater and that's something I've never done. The animation was great, the music by Joe Hisaishi haunting, and the English voice cast did a magnificent job which is why I gave 3 stars.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Visually stunning, but the story isn't as interesting as the previous ones. After 30 minutes I already had lost interest in the boy's story. What kept me watching were the landscapes, nothing more. Very disappointing. Also the English dub was awful, they were literally reading. Didn't feel any emotion coming from the VA.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Awesome movie! Love studio ghiblis work
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The animation was absolutely beautiful and visually amazing to watch. However, when compared to Miyazaki’s other films it doesn’t quite hit its mark. Still worth seeing.