"A beautiful, literate and romantic piece of cinema."
— Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"A soaring vision that appeals to the senses and the spirit."
— Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"One of the few truly great movies to come out of the '80s."
— Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter
"Wings of Desire is one of Wenders's most stunning achievements."
— Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Wim Wenders returns to Germany with a sublimely beautiful, deeply romantic film for our times."
"Wim Wenders’ astonishing, award-winning fantasy drama depicts life in a divided Berlin through the eyes of angels."
— Joe Clay, Times (UK)
"A stunningly made valentine to the city of Berlin, which has never been more imaginatively or more beautifully filmed. A joy from start to finish."
— David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"It's hard to think of another movie of its era that makes the viewer so fully feel like a denizen of its setting; the roving, dollying, craning camera makes angels of us all."
— Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Though Wings Of Desire has a classic look, its mood and style is New Wave in every sense of the term. The synthesis of deep thought, leisurely pacing, and stunning visuals is in the spirit of work by the young European filmmakers of the '60s and '70s."
— Noel Murray, The A.V. Club