When the Wind Blows (1988)

When the Wind Blows


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Movie Info

In this animated film, based on the novel by Raymond Briggs, an older English couple must struggle to deal with their altered reality when a nuclear war strikes, destroying their peaceful lives.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Animation
Directed By:
Written By: Raymond Briggs
In Theaters:
Kings Road Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for When the Wind Blows

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | March 3, 2002
Chicago Reader
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The images from the movie are haunting, and have stuck with me the past few days, but I feel like maybe I've dragged them out of my subconscious, where they no longer belong.

Full Review… | March 3, 2005

October 19, 2005

Full Review… | July 30, 2003
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Audience Reviews for When the Wind Blows


I havent seen this for absolutely years and as a warning to the masses I think it was absolutely brilliant. It was very subtly done but the message more than gets through well. The scenes near the end are so touching and the ending was just....well watch it and see.

Barry Lappin

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