• Released
  • February 21, 2014
  • (Expanding on February 28th)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 6 min
  • Animated
    Drama
100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Miyazaki offers a vivid, at times fantastical view of Japan between the wars, wracked by the Great Depression, a fearsome earthquake that leveled Tokyo in 1923, a tuberculosis epidemic and the rise of fascism.
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100

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Even if Hayao Miyazaki's career is complete, a work like this serves to remind us of the shining beacons he's left behind him, the testaments to pursuing beauty in the face of so much ugliness, themselves lasting reminders of the quiet rewards of determination.
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100

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Miyazaki is at the peak of his visual craftsmanship here, alternating lush, boldly colored rural vistas with epic, crowded urban canvases, soaring aerial perspectives and test flights both majestic and ill-fated.
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91

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
It might not be the director's most immediately accessible films, but it's among his most fascinating and beguiling.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
As gorgeously animated as any of his previous movies, Wind has Miyazaki trading in his more fantastical impulses for contemplative, old-fashioned drama and period detail.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
A very honest film from a great Japanese artist.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
If The Wind Rises falls a bit short in regard to historical drama, however, it’s still a Miyazaki movie, meaning he casts the same magically beautiful spell.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It makes the dream of flight itself a vehicle for bittersweet enchantment.
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80

Village Voice

By Simon Abrams
An emotionally generous and expansively detailed romantic fantasy.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Jiro is a thoughtful engineer and a romantic, not a soldier. And The Wind Rises conveys the visual poetry of its titular reference.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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