• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Wes Anderson
    In Theaters:
    May 25, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 16, 2012
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Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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Ray Pride
Newcity

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.

Full Review Source: Newcity

April 14, 2014
Rob Boylan
Orlando Weekly

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 Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 5/5

August 3, 2013
Katherine Monk
Canada.com

Wes Anderson remains trapped in the aquarium of his own imagination.

Full Review Source: Canada.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 3, 2013
Chris Knight
National Post

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 Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 3, 2013
Will Leitch
Deadspin

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 Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

June 23, 2013
David Thomson
The New Republic
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The film is frequently funny, always elegant (or mock-elegant), and something that would make Humbert Humbert laugh all the way to his asylum.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 17, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Anderson delivers a magnificent blend of artistry, humor and emotional resonance.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A

May 24, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

To date my favorite Wes Anderson and I don't characterize myself as an Anderson fan.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 4/4

March 21, 2013

It's doubtful this will win over any outright Anderson sceptics, but ... this is an exciting reaffirmation of talent.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 4, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Wes Anderson's darkest movie yet retains his whimsical sense of humour and Fantastic Mr Fox-styled absurdity.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 4, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rage Monthly

One of the ten best films of 2012.

Full Review Source: Rage Monthly | Original Score: A-

January 27, 2013
Matt Neal
The Standard

At its heart, Moonrise Kingdom is a sweet and surprising love story with a healthy twist of typically warped humour.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 4/5

January 8, 2013
Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

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 Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 4, 2013
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide

People who enjoy being immersed in his singular vision won't be disappointed at all.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 4, 2013
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

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 Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 4/4

December 31, 2012
Jason Gorber
Twitch

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 Source: Twitch | Original Score: A+

December 28, 2012
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

December 17, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Another quirky comedy from Wes Anderson who is an acquired taste I have not acquired.

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 5/10

December 12, 2012
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

a farce of whimsical philosophical import

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

November 25, 2012
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

It's like a picturesque, ride down a long countryside road in autumn bursting with wonderful imagery; richly developed characters complimented by an excellent score that quickly brings you into this small in scope, but big on brilliance effort.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 10/10

November 24, 2012
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