The Wind Rises Reviews

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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?
September 5, 2017
A beautiful--and now Oscar-nominated--swan song from Miyazaki, The Wind Rises is a breathtaking ode to what is and what could be.
May 13, 2014
It's Miyazaki's most atypical cartoon, yet it might be his most personal self-representation, a portrait of the artist as a myopic dreamer.
May 13, 2014
Jiro thankfully finds time to create an achingly romantic subplot with his love (Emily Blunt), who is gently waning away from TB.
May 11, 2014
A rich treat for the eye and soul alike.
May 9, 2014
If The Wind Rises is Miyazaki's final feature, it marks a suitably rich and strange exit for one of the giants of Japanese cinema.
May 9, 2014
It's being billed as Hayao Miyazaki's last film. He can't leave us this way.
May 9, 2014
The story has much in common with that of The First of the Few, Leslie Howard's 1942 stiff-upper-lip biopic of RK Mitchell, designer of the Supermarine Spitfire. But there is magic here.
May 8, 2014
There is a wonderful gentleness and intelligent idealism to this animation by 73-year-old Hayao Miyazaki ...
May 4, 2014
While Miyazaki's two-hour-long, historical-melodrama swansong is destined to be his most divisive film yet, it is also his most adult and interesting, and never less than visually breathtaking throughout.
March 13, 2014
The film is one of the most rapturously beautiful that Miyazaki has made, and all the more unsettling because of it.
March 13, 2014
The pastel palette bespeaks a determined, almost demented lightness.
February 28, 2014
At 73, Miyazaki's farewell is many things -- gorgeous, beckoning, compassionate. For better and worse, it soars above child's play.
February 28, 2014
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.
February 28, 2014
The Wind Rises has the sweep and majesty of a Technicolor Hollywood classic.
February 27, 2014
In terms of tone, visual beauty, and storytelling, The Wind Rises represents Miyazaki at the apex of his abilities.
February 27, 2014
A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings.
February 27, 2014
It speaks to both the head and the heart, and it is, in myriad ways, some of the best work the legendary animator has ever created.
February 27, 2014
The movie's story and visuals are all of a piece. The incidents are layered; the wind reveals their secrets.
February 27, 2014
Gorgeous, wondrous and troubling.
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