Wings Reviews

February 5, 2020
The picture bears the compelling stamp of truth. No film previously shown here has attempted to depict on so large a scale, or with such verity, the part played by aeroplanes in the war.
February 5, 2020
[Producer Lucien Hubbard] presents war as it should be presented -- truthfully, as a maelstrom of blood and horror, so that people who see it will be aghast at its cruelty and wastefulness.
February 17, 2015
It is, in fact, the masterpiece of war production.
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.
February 20, 2008
Clara Bow is mesmerising in this ahead-of-its-time air force drama.
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
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.
January 26, 2006
Long touted as a classic by cinema historians, and justifying almost every adjectival extravagance.
May 12, 2001
This feature gives one an unforgettable idea of the existence of these daring fighters.
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).