When the Wind Blows (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

When the Wind Blows (1988)

When the Wind Blows (1988)

When the Wind Blows





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Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Animation
Directed By:
Written By: Raymond Briggs, Raymond Briggs
In Theaters:
Kings Road Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for When the Wind Blows

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 3, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 3, 2005

October 19, 2005

Full Review… | July 30, 2003
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Super Reviewer


The animation was totally diferent what im use to watch, the storyline wasvery original, this movie is very sad.
the feellings that are transmited with the colours before and after the bomb
i dont have words to describe it all is awesome!!
its a very touching movie i recommend it!!!


The animation of When The Wind Blows is clear-drawn, and the colors that fit with the environment before and after the nuclear blast are perfect. I know what it's like for people like the elderly Jim and Hilda to survive such an event when they take shelter. It's a sad yet excellent British film, and a great animated classic from the '80s. Featuring the voice-acting performances of Peggy Ashcroft and John Mills.

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