The Wind Rises Reviews

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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 8, 2014
There is a wonderful gentleness and intelligent idealism to this animation by 73-year-old Hayao Miyazaki ...
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
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.
February 27, 2014
The view is beautiful, but the loftier aims of "The Wind Rises" fall short.
February 27, 2014
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.
February 24, 2014
The images in "The Wind Rises" are breathtaking, with one striking scene after another, imaginative, whimsical, powerful.
February 21, 2014
An ode to flight and a celebration of living with one's head in the clouds.
February 21, 2014
Everything is invested with spirit: levers, flaps, and, of course, the wind.
February 21, 2014
It's probably the sweetest animated feature about an armaments designer you'll ever see.
February 20, 2014
The Wind Rises has the historical sweep of a David Lean picture, complete with panoramic shots of migrating populations against a background of disaster ...
February 20, 2014
While it's not quite as magical as some of his previous films, it makes a fitting and often moving farewell.
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