Create Game Lists on
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  Login Using Facebook

Howl's Moving Castle ( Hauru no ugoku shiro ) (2005) Movie Reviews

Your Rating:
Buy Howl's Moving Castle ( Hauru no ugoku shiro ) (2005) DVD from AmazonBuy Howl's Moving Castle ( Hauru no ugoku shiro ) (2005) DVD from Amazon  Add to List: Add to movie listWrite Review +Request correction +Submit a plot +

Full Movie Reviews

1 - 2 of 2 

  View JTurner's Profile
Movie Star

05/31/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Lesser but still charming Miyazaki film

Based on Dianna Wynne Jones' beloved novel, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE is the ninth animated feature from Hayao Miyazaki. It's about a young girl who becomes cursed with old age by a jealous witch; to break the spell she must travel to the titular structure and deal with its enigmatic owner, the charming yet mysterious wizard Howl and his carping fire demon, Calcifer. While I was admittingly disappointed with this movie upon my first viewing (I was expecting another action-adventure story along the walls of PRINCESS MONONOKE and CASTLE IN THE SKY; this film concludes in a more drawn-out manner than SPIRITED AWAY did), it has nonetheless grown on me and is very much another Miyazaki masterpiece. It's an undeniably gorgeous film, with imaginative set pieces and charming, characters that come acro...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
  View TheWolf's Profile
Movie God

08/02/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Creative and fun

Normally I am not a big fan of this type of Japanese Animation. It always reminded me in the style of a number of poorly made American rip off's of good Japanese cartoons, but i have to say that Howl's Movie Castle surprised me. I found it to be a very interesting story and that it had a lot of great scenes. The idea was very creative and it really brought about a beautiful story that was well told. I guess the first thing that caught my attention was Billy Crystal doing one of the voices and because I really enjoy his type of humor, it helped pull me into the story a lot faster than I would have normally been.
The animation is very well done, being that I am always looking for new things in the field of animation I have to say that there were a number of things that had me completely i...

Rating of

read more +
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies I Want To See by OracleElizabeth
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost
movies of 2019 by skater4159
Movies First Seen in 2018 by royaluglydudes
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Best films of 2009 by Daniel
The Films of the Coen Brothers by SIngli6
Top Movie List by Ionut valentin




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use