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

Visually Beautiful

By mauibob738
Written August 28, 2015
The Wind Rises is a visually stunning film. It is a bit long and drags in places, yet it is worth seeing. I have never seen more smoking in a film.
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Worse than watching paint dry

By resweet
Written March 08, 2014
Almost painful for us to watch this movie. The art of the animation is often beautiful but the story unfolds very, very slowly. If this movie had been 20 minutes it might have been okay for us.
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A farewell from a director with many powerful memories

By jmahoney320
Written March 08, 2014
Putting the debate over its politics aside (although I think it's a very valid and much-needed one!), I really enjoyed The Wind Rises. It feels like more of a character study than a straight narrative, so if you're not into that sort of movie, this might not appeal to you, but if you're someone who misses seeing hand-drawn animation on the big screen, definitely check it out! I think the one issue I have is that the romance between Jiro and Naoko could have been a bit more rounded-out...as someone who's always loved Miyazaki's films for their wonderful female characters, I was kind of disappointed that Naoko wasn't particularly interesting, but I guess that's to be expected, since the focus of the film is really more on Jiro than anyone else.
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A bittersweet swansong

By Mirrorlight_
Written March 19, 2014
Words cannot express just how magnificent Miyazaki's final full-length feature film was. It left me speechless and content with the work of Miyazaki. This film completes the collection that Studio Ghibli has brought into this world.
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Wonderful for Young and Old

By pippismom
Written April 04, 2014
Finally got to see it, since it was only playing 60 miles away. Was concerned to take my 8.5 year old due to the rating, but was pleasantly surprised. If you look past the smoking and the word "damn", it was worth it. My 8.5 year old has been a Studio Ghibli fan for several years. Some of the other films she hasn't been able to watch yet, but even with a PG-13 it was great! I'm glad I took my chances!
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