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My Neighbor Totoro

Two young girls, Satsuke and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuke and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures.
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Roger Ebert
"Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
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Mike Hale
The New York Times
"This is deceptively simple and childlike but enormously moving, a direct portal to the joys and terrors of childhood."  POS
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Steve Rose
The Guardian
"It's a captivating world you won't want to come home from (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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James Berardinelli
"The relaxed pacing allows for the natural development of the two girls and, more importantly, provides an opportunity to see things through their eyes (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times
"A charming fantasy (...) A gentle and affirming film. It’s certain to delight smaller children"  POS
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Jordan Cronk
"It’s this very confidence (...) that storytelling this pure and innocent, this honest and disarming, can provoke similarly lasting memories, that has solidified 'My Neighbor Totoro's status as a classic of the medium (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)"  POS
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David Parkinson
Radio Times
"Everything sings of the innocence and wonderment of youth and, while some may bemoan the minimalist storyline, the graphics are an utter delight (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
"Sheer enchantment, this 1989 animated feature is a key early work by Hayao Miyazaki"  POS
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