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Wings Reviews

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August 28, 2017
Director William Wellman drew on his own WWI French Foreign Legion aviator combat experience, including being shot down by anti-aircraft fire, to dramatize this story of two American fighter pilots, Jack Powell and David Armstrong. . .
February 17, 2015
It is, in fact, the masterpiece of war production.
March 24, 2014
Wings comes from an era when it was okay to be heartbreakingly emotional at all times. The beats are more obvious, and the acting is more over-the-top, but it doesn't necessarily feel artificial.
February 4, 2014
William Wellman's silent WW1 flying epic soars thrillingly while it's airborne, but on the ground it plods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2014
A mixture of melodrama, sentimental romance and heavy-handed comedy, Wings was superbly choreographed with skilfully photographed stunt flying and aerial combat.
March 4, 2012
Not a very unique, nor an especially artistic production, for sure, but it is one heck of an outstanding picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 19, 2012
...the last of the grand studio epics of the silent film era.
February 3, 2012
The main reason to see 'Wings' is some of the most jaw dropping areal footage ever shot. Keep in mind, these folks didn't have CGIs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2012
It's exactly the kind of movie the Academy still loves today.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2012
its unadorned sense of realism sets Wings apart from so many special-effects-laden action movies today that exchange pixels for stuntmen and computer logarithms for physical reality
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 16, 2012 big as they came in 1927, with a host of extras in the battle scenes and aerial footage that is often stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 29, 2008
The first Oscar winner for Best Picture was also the only silent film to win the Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 20, 2008
Clara Bow is mesmerising in this ahead-of-its-time air force drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 19, 2008
There not being so much of Clara Bow in the picture, or a straining for her to turn on that 'it' personality, she gives an all around corking performance.
December 12, 2006
Rather predictable but still quite watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 12, 2006
It won the first Academy Award for best picture back in 1927, establishing a tradition of silliness that hasn't been broken to this day, but there is some thrilling flying footage and impressively expensive spectacle.
October 5, 2006
Above par effects (for the time) matched with decent performances make for a modestly entertaining picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 26, 2006
Long touted as a classic by cinema historians, and justifying almost every adjectival extravagance.
December 6, 2005
It is undoubtedly the aerial combat shots that make this movie such a true classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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