• Released
  • February 21, 2014
  • (Expanding on February 28th)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 6 min
  • Animated
    Drama
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The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) Synopsis
A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi (Hideaki Anno).
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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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Rated PG-13 | For smoking and some disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
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