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Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

7.4
21,687
Animation. Fantasy. Adventure. Kids Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea tells the story of 5-year-old Sosuke, and Ponyo, a Princess Goldfish who wants only to become human.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
"The latest masterwork from Mr. Miyazaki (...) Wonderful"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
"'Ponyo' may appeal most to jaded adults thirsty for wondrous beauty and unpackaged innocence"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Roger Ebert
rogerebert.com
"This poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators has such deep charm that adults and children will both be touched ( …) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ben Child
The Guardian
"There is much that is sickly sweet and contrived about 'Ponyo'. Yet there is also a quality that is so beguiling and otherworldly..."  NEU
United StatesUnited States
Peter Hartlaub
SFGATE
"The 68-year-old filmmaker shows that he's at the peak of his skills, both as a visual artist and a storyteller.  POS
United StatesUnited States
Dana Stevens
Slate
"[It] is dazzling in its beauty and complexity, but the realistic world above sea level is no less meticulously rendered"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
"[An] exquisite pastel-colored, eye-popping example of hand-drawn animation is still very Japanese, aimed most specifically at children around the world — but with a storytelling sophistication that adults will savor"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Anthony Quinn
The Independent
"No animator captures the movement of tides and the deep physics of the sea as lyrically as Miyazaki (...) It is difficult nonetheless to get involved in its slightly bland characterisations"  NEU
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