Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
June 24, 2015
Moonrise Kingdom may be a light summer entrée, but it rewards us by serving up a rich romantic fantasy and isn't afraid to share its sweet, beating young heart.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
It's Anderson's most carefully constrained, painstakingly overdesigned movie, yet also his most gushing and emotionally accessible.
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 14, 2014
Endlessly subjective to the kids' fantasy of the world around them, a memory in mind compacted from impressions half-glimpsed, Anderson confects and even perfects a headlong heaven's-to-Etsy esthetic, in hothouse glory.
Rob Boylan
Orlando Weekly
August 3, 2013
Anderson's woodsy thought process... elicits a thorough batch of the rainy summer daydreams where most grand childhood adventures and romances are so often had: in heads and hearts, if not in flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
August 3, 2013
Wes Anderson remains trapped in the aquarium of his own imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Knight
National Post
August 3, 2013
All the grounding you need comes from the performances of Hayward and Gilman as the young runaways. They seem to have internalized Anderson's wonky worldview completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
It's Wes Anderson's dollhouse as a home for wayward boys. Turns out, it's a safe place for adults to hide as well.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
David Thomson
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
The film is frequently funny, always elegant (or mock-elegant), and something that would make Humbert Humbert laugh all the way to his asylum.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2013
Anderson delivers a magnificent blend of artistry, humor and emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013
To date my favorite Wes Anderson and I don't characterize myself as an Anderson fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 4, 2013
It's doubtful this will win over any outright Anderson sceptics, but ... this is an exciting reaffirmation of talent.
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Wes Anderson's darkest movie yet retains his whimsical sense of humour and Fantastic Mr Fox-styled absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rage Monthly
January 27, 2013
One of the ten best films of 2012.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 8, 2013
At its heart, Moonrise Kingdom is a sweet and surprising love story with a healthy twist of typically warped humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman
January 4, 2013
The Houston native and University of Texas graduate beautifully blends humor and pathos to create what's bound to be one of the best movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 4, 2013
People who enjoy being immersed in his singular vision won't be disappointed at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
December 31, 2012
Anderson's manner becomes a second skin and essential to the script, making Moonrise Kingdom a most comfortable way to watch matters uncomfortable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jason Gorber
TwitchFilm
December 28, 2012
Easily among the best of [Anderson's] works, it's a technically marvelous film with spot-on performances, a gorgeously realized score, and impeccable production design.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012
In the summer of big, expensive superhero flicks, Moonrise Kingdom evokes awe, wonder and the magic of escapism in a much smaller and more precious way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 12, 2012
Another quirky comedy from Wes Anderson who is an acquired taste I have not acquired.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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