Ponyo is currently scoring a very impressive 95% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. The AP's Christy Lemire remains the only holdout; we won't hold that against her, as everyone has the right to their opinions. All other critics have put Ponyo into the "fresh" column.
There will be scores more reviews tomorrow when all the daily newspapers have their say. I'll be shocked if there are more than a couple "rotten" reviews in the whole bunch. Ponyo should emerge as one of the year's favorites among movie critics.
Needless to say, Hayao Miyazaki's latest movie is a must-see, but we already knew that. This is just extra news for you to pull in reluctant friends and family members.