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The Wind Rises Reviews

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The film is one of the most rapturously beautiful that Miyazaki has made, and all the more unsettling because of it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 4/4

March 13, 2014
Wesley Morris
Grantland
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The pastel palette bespeaks a determined, almost demented lightness.

Full Review Source: Grantland

March 13, 2014
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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At 73, Miyazaki's farewell is many things -- gorgeous, beckoning, compassionate. For better and worse, it soars above child's play.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

February 28, 2014
Tom Long
Detroit News
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When Jiro dreams, "Wind" soars; when he comes down to earth, the film can feel a bit stiff and murky. But then, that may be the point.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

February 28, 2014
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Wind Rises has the sweep and majesty of a Technicolor Hollywood classic.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

February 28, 2014
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In terms of tone, visual beauty, and storytelling, The Wind Rises represents Miyazaki at the apex of his abilities.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2014
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 27, 2014
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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The movie's story and visuals are all of a piece. The incidents are layered; the wind reveals their secrets.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: A

February 27, 2014
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Koreans, Chinese and others who experienced war atrocities at the hands of the Japanese have accused the film of political irresponsibility. But its real agenda, if you look carefully, is quite another matter.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 27, 2014
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Gorgeous, wondrous and troubling.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2014
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The view is beautiful, but the loftier aims of "The Wind Rises" fall short.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2014
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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The beauty of "The Wind Rises" - and it really is gorgeous - does not mask the troublesome aspects of its story, or of human nature itself.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2014
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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An ode to flight and a celebration of living with one's head in the clouds.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

February 21, 2014
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Everything is invested with spirit: levers, flaps, and, of course, the wind.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

February 21, 2014
Dana Stevens
Slate
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The Wind Rises has the historical sweep of a David Lean picture, complete with panoramic shots of migrating populations against a background of disaster ...

Full Review Source: Slate

February 20, 2014
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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While it's not quite as magical as some of his previous films, it makes a fitting and often moving farewell.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 20, 2014
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Miyazaki isn't taking sides, merely observing how the winds of fate often propel us into situations not entirely of our choosing and open to interpretation.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2014
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Visually, "The Wind Rises" is a thing of sensual, contemplative poetry, from the pearlescent cloudscapes and verdant countryside of Horikoshi's youth to the hulking gray factories he visits in prewar Germany as a young man.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 20, 2014
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The movie's a gorgeous, problematic anomaly in an illustrious career-a case of rapturous artistic blindness.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2014
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The Wind Rises may come as a shock for fans of the kid-friendly, pro-feminist, deeply pacifist Miyazaki... It's a big story, and in this landmark film Miyazaki is up to every demand.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2014
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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If this is indeed Miyazaki's farewell, it's a fine one.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 20, 2014
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Miyazaki is arguably at the Kubrick/Polanski level, where his lesser films still yield great rewards. Even during the moments that don't soar, "The Wind Rises" continues tosatisfy.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 20, 2014
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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It is vigorous, subtle, thematically daring, visually gorgeous.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 20, 2014
Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press
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All he wanted, Jiro ruminates in this film, was to create something beautiful. Which is, at least, a feat that director Miyazaki has achieved. Once again.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

February 20, 2014
Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
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Its questionable subtext is less problematic than the fact that it simply isn't that moving.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 8, 2014
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has said that his new film The Wind Rises, will be his last. For all sorts of reasons, I hope this is not true.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

November 8, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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"The Wind Rises," with its complex diminuendo, underlines Mr. Miyazaki's much longer, richly creative odyssey.

Full Review Source: New York Times

November 7, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Miyazaki offers a vivid, at times fantastical view of Japan between the wars, wracked by the Great Depression, a fearsome earthquake that leveled Tokyo in 1923, a tuberculosis epidemic and the rise of fascism.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 4/4

November 7, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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To see "The Wind Rises" is to simultaneously marvel at the work of a master and regret that this film is likely his last.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

November 7, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The film, like the wind it references, has wonderfully soaring sequences.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

November 7, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It's a gorgeous-looking, thoughtful epic, even if it falters at times.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2013
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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While The Wind Rises isn't top-shelf Miyazaki, it features more than enough gorgeous imagery to make his loss feel acute.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 7, 2013
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
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As gorgeously animated as any of his previous movies, Wind has Miyazaki trading in his more fantastical impulses for contemplative, old-fashioned drama and period detail.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

November 6, 2013
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Even Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli wizardry can't ward off this story's jinxes.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2013
Simon Abrams
Village Voice
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An emotionally generous and expansively detailed romantic fantasy.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 5, 2013
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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The studied whimsy hits plot points on the nose and seems likelier to inspire calculation than imagination; rather than just telling a story of regimentation, the movie feels regimented.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 4, 2013
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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'Airplanes are beautiful dreams' is a phrase reprised throughout Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, and the same could be said about Miyazaki's films.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

October 30, 2013
David Ehrlich
Film.com
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Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: 9.7/10

October 21, 2013
Scott Foundas
Variety
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Hayao Miyazaki's hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait of Japan between the two World Wars.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 8, 2013
Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
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A film about the beauty of flight and the prelude to war, whose astonishing visuals shout that life is wonderful.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 8, 2013
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