Wings Reviews

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times
February 23, 2012
Still exciting aloft but terribly sentimental and cliché-ridden on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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TIME Magazine
February 17, 2009
The audience gulped down the plot as conventional but reliable stuff, watched with waning interest while spinning, swerving, dodging planes grew into confused monotony against a background of unpicturesque ether.
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Irene Thirer
New York Daily News
February 17, 2015
It is, in fact, the masterpiece of war production.
Witney Seibold
Nerdist
March 24, 2014
Wings comes from an era when it was okay to be heartbreakingly emotional at all times. The beats are more obvious, and the acting is more over-the-top, but it doesn't necessarily feel artificial.
Josh Bell
Filmcritic.com
January 23, 2012
It's exactly the kind of movie the Academy still loves today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 12, 1927
Admittedly, this movie has not aged as well as many of its contemporaries, but it's not hard to understand why it was accorded the Oscar (a term that, by the way, had not yet been coined).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 6, 2005
It is undoubtedly the aerial combat shots that make this movie such a true classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 4, 2012
Not a very unique, nor an especially artistic production, for sure, but it is one heck of an outstanding picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Sid Silverman
Variety
February 19, 2008
There not being so much of Clara Bow in the picture, or a straining for her to turn on that 'it' personality, she gives an all around corking performance.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
One of the best silent films ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
August 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 16, 2004
An early buddies-go-to-war story that still echoes in today's movies.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 29, 2008
The first Oscar winner for Best Picture was also the only silent film to win the Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 16, 2012
...as big as they came in 1927, with a host of extras in the battle scenes and aerial footage that is often stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
February 3, 2012
The main reason to see 'Wings' is some of the most jaw dropping areal footage ever shot. Keep in mind, these folks didn't have CGIs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
February 19, 2012
...the last of the grand studio epics of the silent film era.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The strengths of the film are the great battle sequences ... and the shining moments when the beautiful Clara Bow is onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 1, 2002
Clara Bow and Buddy Rogers develop their characters and bring far more life to the screen than anyone in the forgettable Bruckheimer-Bay rip-off WWII love story
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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