Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire (1987)

This highly original French/German fantasy film stars Bruno Ganz and Otto Sanver as a pair of well-meaning angels. It is their celestial assignment to provide comfort for the troubled souls of Berlin--a task at which they are profoundly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

A fantasy that... goes right in spite of its solemn style.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Few films are so rich, so intriguing, or so ambitious.

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Jonathan Baumbach
The Nation

Wings of Desire has an ingenuousness, a sweetness of spirit, that triumphs over the conventional rigidities of its calculation.

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David Stratton
Variety

A sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times.

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Douglas Pratt
Hollywood Reporter

One of the few truly great movies to come out of the '80s.

Tim Regan-Porter
Paste Magazine

This story of angels is really an examination of what it means to be human -- in the most profound sense but via the smallest, most trivial details.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Wings of Desire is one of Wenders's most stunning achievements.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Startlingly original at first, Wings of Desire is in the end damagingly overloaded.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

A beautiful, literate and romantic piece of cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An angel falls in love with a human woman and decides to become one of her kind. The inspiration for the Hollywood tear-jerker City of Angels, Wim… More
Anthony Lawrie
My only criticism of Wings of Desire is that it has people playing themselves. It's a pet hate of mine but I'm really not too bothered as I love Peter… More
Spencer S.
Dealing with the interconnectedness of the human existence as well as the ethereal quality of dreams and the world of angels, Wim Wenders provides his magnum… More
Dan Schultz
A beautiful, haunting, atmospheric drama concerning two angels (Bruno Ganz and Otto Sandler) who wander amongst the streets of Berlin undetected, and how one of… More
Chris Weber
Daniel and Cassiel are two angels who are assigned to watch over the city of Berlin. It is their job to monitor people and take note of all that occurs, and to… More
Stella Dallas
actor peter falk died yesterday, aged 83. in this magical film he plays himself. one thing many fans don't know is that the sketches made by his… More

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