The Wind Rises

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.

PG-13 2014 126 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 6+

Nothing Inappropriate But Somewhat Slow

There is a lot of smoking in this movie and there is a non-bloody earthquake that happens. I really don't understand why this is PG-13. The earthquake could be a bit scary for a kid under 6, but it really is pretty mild overall. I wonder if the rating is due to the fact that it is a slow film -- not something that will hold the attention of the average ADHD child of today. That seems silly. Something should not be PG-13 for being boring. That said, as an adult, I found it a bit boring sometimes. It is a good message overall, but the characters were a bit underdeveloped and the movie is a bit longer than average these days. If your child can tolerate a slow plot, I wouldn't hesitate letting them see this. If nothing else, the animation is beautiful.

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age 6+

Relevant, powerful, beautiful and important for all individuals to watch.

This film is powerful, enthralling, dramatic and beautiful. I recommend this to everyone who likes film. A common theme in the film is one of the burdens caused by the irrationality or heartless driving force of human civilization. This film further insinuates that art and humanity are exploited by powerful forces to cause suffering - however, without this, the humans that are the subjects of these actions will perish. The world progresses only as society becomes less human and more fashist. Society cannot be the sole motivator of one's life. This partially nihilistic film succeeds in doing everything it aimed to achieve, and is a timeless masterpiece that will be appreciated by future generations for ever.

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