By Marc Bernardin
Updated September 01, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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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+

Princess Mononoke

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • PG-13
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  • 133 minutes
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  • Hayao Miyazaki

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