The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises (2014)

In "The Wind Rises," Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 17, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Wind Rises is a fittingly bittersweet swan song for director Hayao Miyazaki.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The film is one of the most rapturously beautiful that Miyazaki has made, and all the more unsettling because of it.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

When Jiro dreams, "Wind" soars; when he comes down to earth, the film can feel a bit stiff and murky. But then, that may be the point.

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Reveals itself to be not just a drama about love, romance, aircraft, or war, but a drama of the very essence of humanity: why do we try to live?

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

The pastel palette bespeaks a determined, almost demented lightness.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Wind Rises has the sweep and majesty of a Technicolor Hollywood classic.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Fittingly, for a film that Miyazaki says will be his last, it's also something of a self-portrait in its depiction of a nearsighted, work-driven dreamer whose imagination soars above the rest.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

At 73, Miyazaki's farewell is many things -- gorgeous, beckoning, compassionate. For better and worse, it soars above child's play.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

In terms of tone, visual beauty, and storytelling, The Wind Rises represents Miyazaki at the apex of his abilities.

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Andrew Osmond
Sight and Sound

It's Miyazaki's most atypical cartoon, yet it might be his most personal self-representation, a portrait of the artist as a myopic dreamer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Miyazaki's farewell is this lyrical, more adult and very personal project that, though technically splendid and paying an incredible attention to details,… More
KJ Proulx
Hayao Miyazak's final picture is a wonderful film about the life of Jiro, a dreamer of becoming a plane engineer, creating designs to fight in the war.… More
Jim Hunter
A aeronautical engineer dreams of building the perfect plane. Slow and meandering, this film's central conflict is more technical than human, more a matter… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Hayao Miyazaki: I get inspiration from my everyday life. The Wind Rises is a wonderful addition to Studio Ghibli's impressive library of anime features.… More
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'The Wind Rises'. I'm left feeling like I'm mourning something beautiful. The animation is uniquely magical, with its painted backgrounds,… More
Mark Hobin
The Wind Rises is a fitting swan song for legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. With its slow pace and developing love story, the drama almost comes across like a… More