Howl's Moving Castle - Studio Ghibli Fest 2022

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer and Jean Simmons.

Cast

  • Jean Simmons
  • Christian Bale
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Blythe Danner
  • Emily Mortimer
  • Josh Hutcherson
  • Billy Crystal

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Metacritic

70

Consequently, though it's difficult to work out what's going on, it's never boring.

Metacritic review by Richard James Havis
Richard James Havis
The Hollywood Reporter
90

The perfect e-ticket for a flight of fancy into a world far more gorgeous than our own. The film doesn't halve itself to appeal to two generations. At its best, it turns all moviegoers into innocent kids, slack-jawed with wonder.

Richard Corliss
Time
80

The tireless volley of ideas and inventions make this a delight that should connect with kids and adults in both dubbed and original-language versions.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
Variety