FarrierCollins’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm not crying, you're crying.
To me, this film is a gift. I don't even remember how I first caught wind of this before my first watch, but I'm so glad I did. All this time later and it still takes my breath away. The absolutely beautiful visuals paired with the emotional story is just something else. Nothing else really compares with the impact this has on me. Searching for and eliminating the distance you feel towards a connection is portrayed so powerfully and beautifully here by Makoto Shinkai and everyone involved. It's hard for me to describe all this in words because nothing really does it justice. Most of the time this film just renders me immobile and I'm just stuck in a trance of complete awe.
Anyways, gonna go listen to the soundtrack and cry some more.