Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Wind Rises Reviews

5.0

83

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Miyazaki is at the peak of his visual craftsmanship here, alternating lush, boldly colored rural vistas with epic, crowded urban canvases, soaring aerial perspectives and test flights both majestic and ill-fated.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyKeith Staskiewicz

    As gorgeously animated as any of his previous movies, Wind has Miyazaki trading in his more fantastical impulses for contemplative, old-fashioned drama and period detail.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterDeborah Young

    A very honest film from a great Japanese artist.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesBruce 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 magically beautiful spell.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    It makes the dream of flight itself a vehicle for bittersweet enchantment.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village VoiceSimon Abrams

    An emotionally generous and expansively detailed romantic fantasy.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    What's on screen is a gorgeous grab bag of notions: ardent love, a salute to Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain," a bit of "Camille" and a lot — I mean a lot — of nuts-and-bolts stuff about nuts and bolts.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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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