Parents' Guide to

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Go behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, see Miyazaki at work.

Movie NR 2014 118 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 8+


I mean, it was alright. Not the best movie out there but just fine.

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THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS is infused with the same serenity and gentle wisdom for which Studio Ghibli's -- and Miyazaki's -- movies have long been known. As such, it unfolds quietly, with a hint of whimsy, especially when we see the master at work and at rest.

But those same qualities also work against it. Those who aren't die-hard Miyazaki fans may not understand why they're sitting patiently watching this great animator work or why his staff approaches him with reverence and awe. Even his announcement is treated with the same understated tone, to the point that there appears to be little conflict, even if the news is actually major. It's best for true fans.

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