Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Feb 28, 2014
    60
    Does The Wind Rises represent Miyazaki at the top of his game? No, not really. But it could be Miyazaki at the end of the game, and that alone is reason enough to appreciate the film for the things it offers rather than hammer it too hard for the things it lacks.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 8, 2013
    60
    The movie’s spell is solid, even if it doesn’t soar to the heights it could.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Nov 6, 2013
    60
    Jiro’s genius is godlike, but his personality is nonexistent; time is too-briskly spanned, then ground into blow-by-blow melodrama.
  4. Reviewed by: Xan Brooks
    Sep 12, 2013
    60
    A gorgeous yet ultimately frustrating tribute to the Japanese airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. Nov 9, 2013
    10
    I recently watched this film when I was in Japan (which I believe released in June). This is unlike most Miyazaki movies, as it is far deeperI recently watched this film when I was in Japan (which I believe released in June). This is unlike most Miyazaki movies, as it is far deeper and more "adult" than most of his other films. It still has a light hearted, and stunning art style. It also has themes and messages, regarding World War 2, and lays out these messages very subtly. This movie wont be for everyone, since it is not traditional Miyazaki fare. However, this movie should not go unseen. Miyazaki's final film is something you will ponder for a long while. Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2013
    9
    I tried to score 10 but, finally, I decided to score 9. "The Wind Rises" is like a Gabriel García Márquez's book. Miyazaki combines magicalI tried to score 10 but, finally, I decided to score 9. "The Wind Rises" is like a Gabriel García Márquez's book. Miyazaki combines magical realism with traditional Japanese customs. If Isao Takahata gave a masterpiece about World War II titled "Grave of the Fireflies", Hayao Miyazaki brings most adult film ever for audiences. "The Wind Rises" is very difficult for some people because they aren't trained for these films. "The Wind Rises" must win next Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Full Review »
  3. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    Wondeful movie! Best animated feature I've watched ever. Charmful and controversial. It's truly swan song for Miyazaki. Like "Grave of theWondeful movie! Best animated feature I've watched ever. Charmful and controversial. It's truly swan song for Miyazaki. Like "Grave of the Fireflies" or "Porco Rosso", "The Wind Rises" is 100% recommended. Full Review »