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Wings Reviews

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February 23, 2012
Still exciting aloft but terribly sentimental and cliché-ridden on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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February 17, 2009
The audience gulped down the plot as conventional but reliable stuff, watched with waning interest while spinning, swerving, dodging planes grew into confused monotony against a background of unpicturesque ether.
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.
January 23, 2012
It's exactly the kind of movie the Academy still loves today.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 1927
Admittedly, this movie has not aged as well as many of its contemporaries, but it's not hard to understand why it was accorded the Oscar (a term that, by the way, had not yet been coined).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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, 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.
October 11, 2002
One of the best silent films ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 6, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2004
An early buddies-go-to-war story that still echoes in today's movies.
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
January 16, 2012
...as 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 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
February 19, 2012
...the last of the grand studio epics of the silent film era.
February 28, 2002
The strengths of the film are the great battle sequences ... and the shining moments when the beautiful Clara Bow is onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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