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

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

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

By Simon Abrams
An emotionally generous and expansively detailed romantic fantasy.
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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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The Wind Rises

By marcstevens
Beautifully drawn. Narrative jumps around a little too much and I'd like to see the principal character age a bit over the 20 years to so the film covers. I'd also like to NOT see some much...

An amazing masterpiece of animation

By nelsonp64
My 12-year old son and I went to see this Ghibli Studios production, and I was amazed by the visuals on every level. The coloring is spectacular, the storyline engaging, and the emotion very real. ...

This is Miyazaki's masterpiece.

By keiichimorisato98
this really is his master piece, he poured everything in him to make this film and it shows. the animation is breath taking, the vistas are breath taking, the art is breath taking, and the story is...

animation is incredible

By tuotara
Great movie, the animation is amazing, and unusual for Miyazaki because the characters are historical figures, not beings of an imaginary world. I really wish this was not supposed to be his last...

The end of a chapter in film making from the last Japanese master

By kahunaalohahawaii
Animation as art has never been so enchanting as seen in Hayao Miyazaki films. Based upon a true character who created the Zero fighter. While being nominated for Academy Awards... he never wins...

Possibly Miyazaki's Best Work

By ares2101
I went into this for little reason other than it was a Miyazaki movie, having looked up very little beforehand. It was an amazing movie that dealt with a very interesting period of history. As...

Dreams And Real-Life Collide

By joyfulwoman2078
The Wind Rises follows the story of an open-hearted airplane designer named Jiro who is also grappling with the realities of the world outside of his employment. He also falls in love with a female...

It filled my heart with peace

By 82abhilash
The characters in the movie seems to be living in the eye of a hurricane. It is calm, it is peaceful. They are doing what they like. Yet there is a war, there is death and there is destruction. They...

Gemini Perspective......

By diamondgemini
Great film. Shows Japanese life style, culture and social values in a compelling and touching story. Somewhat historical. Cinematography top notch. Not for children, okay for teenagers and adults...

the wind rises

By shanshu73
i loved this film. i love the way it blended ones fantasies and reality was exceptional. the animation is beautiful. the dubbing of english speaking actors is well cast. when you hear them you know...

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Rated PG-13 | For smoking and some disturbing images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
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