Marc Bernardin
September 01, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Princess Mononoke

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
133 minutes
performer
Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Minnie Driver
director
Hayao Miyazaki
author
Hayao Miyazaki
genre
Animation

We gave it a C+

Director Hayao Miyazaki’s previous effort, Kiki’s Delivery Service, was a lithe gem, but the technically superb, dramatically inert cartoon feature Princess Mononoke — about a fatally cursed young warrior who must save the spirits of the forest from the land-raping miners of Irontown — plays like a Japanese take on a stoner Dungeons & Dragons adventure. Much of Mononoke is beautiful, but, as is so often the case, it’s only skin-deep. C+

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