When the Wind Blows


When the Wind Blows (1988)



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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.


Critic Reviews for When the Wind Blows

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What begins as a comfy film about an old (if stubborn) British couple in their twilight years becomes a scathing attack on apathy.

Feb 14, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Political documents from prior generations can't help but lose their force, and yet this is just as powerful now as it ever could have been.

Jul 10, 2016 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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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