Preview: The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)


A species of tiny humanoids, living in the walls of houses and stealing what they need to survive, find themselves at risk when a human discovers their secret.

  • Poster: B-


It conveys the film's premise effectively, but without any real excitement.

  • Trailer: C


Their desire to make this seem like a Hayao Miyazaki film is betrayed by the fact that it isn't. Many of his favorite themes are present, but the concept seems a conceptually unwieldy, though still fitting the genre's capabilities perfectly.

Oscar Prospects:

No animated feature should be ignored until it's been released and impresses critics or doesn't.

Release Date:

  • February 17, 2012