While Roger Ebert has always had good things to say about past Miyazaki movies, his review for Howl's Moving Castle
was a less favorable two and a half stars. He still had some good things to say: "I can't recommend the film, and yet I know if you admire Miyazaki as much I do you'll want to see it, anyway. When his movies are working and on those rare occasions when they are not, Miyazaki nevertheless is a master who, frame by frame, creates animated compositions of wonderment."
In his reviews of Miyazaki's previous two films, Princess Mononoke
and Spirited Away
, Ebert gave them both 4 stars.
Other anime Ebert has reviewed include Ghost in the Shell
(3 stars), The Wings of Honneamise
(3 stars) and Pokemon: The First Movie
G (2 stars).
His reviews are archived at RogerEbert.com
Thanks to Joey Mikler for this item.