The Wind Rises Reviews

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August 7, 2019
With a remarkable plastic beauty, everything that frames the action of 'The Wind Rises' is of an overwhelming visual virtuosity. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 22, 2019
I don't doubt the sincerity of Miyazaki's pacifism but I'm appalled by his abstract vision. Like, how many tens or hundreds of thousands of real people in Asia and the Pacific were de-animated thanks to [Jiro] Horikoshi's dreams?
October 21, 2018
It is the most thematically rich and beautifully designed feature of director Hayao Miyazaki's entire career, and yet it is also his weakest. The script is oddly humourless, and more unforgivably, boring.
July 14, 2016
In The Wind Rises as elsewhere, Miyazaki's artistry is undeniable, but the storytelling is flabby.
May 9, 2014
It's being billed as Hayao Miyazaki's last film. He can't leave us this way.
March 13, 2014
The pastel palette bespeaks a determined, almost demented lightness.
March 9, 2014
Hardcore fans of legendary Japanese anime maestro Hayao Miyazaki are likely to be the only ones to put much stock in the director's final film.
February 28, 2014
There are more boring movies than this one. There aren't many more disingenuous.
February 27, 2014
'The Wind Rises' is akin to sitting through an unbearably long flight in which the view can only be appreciated so much ...
February 27, 2014
The view is beautiful, but the loftier aims of "The Wind Rises" fall short.
February 25, 2014
Apart from its handcrafted visuals, which are as lovely and painstakingly precise as anything in the Ghibli canon, the film feels sapped of conflict and energy
February 21, 2014
Visually ravishing, as you'd expect from Hayao Miyazaki, but there is, disappointingly, no drama and no conflict here.
February 21, 2014
For those who do a bit of pre-movie research, "The Wind Rises" can be a lovely, realistic tale ... Otherwise, it's just not that captivating.
February 20, 2014
Doesn't hit the heights that audiences know Miyazaki's work is capable of reaching.
January 8, 2014
Its questionable subtext is less problematic than the fact that it simply isn't that moving.
December 10, 2013
I wish these beautiful scenes and images were in the service of a story that I enjoyed watching be told.
November 8, 2013
Ah yes, an animated TB plague - now you're talking.
November 5, 2013
Even Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli wizardry can't ward off this story's jinxes.
November 4, 2013
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.
September 25, 2013
It is not enchanting or charming enough to be recommended, and its story and characters are less engaging compared to the memorably colorful or complex characters we encountered in [Miyazaki's] other works.
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