• 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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Andy Lea
Daily Star

Films that can charm kids and adults in equal measure are rare. This is one of them.

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 5/5

November 21, 2012
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

So precise it could be alien, so raw and aching it has to be human. Competes with the best of Anderson. A film to be celebrated.

| Original Score: 4/4

November 5, 2012
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is the best film I've seen so far this year.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

October 23, 2012
Eric Melin

With its deadpan dialogue and damaged characters, Moonrise Kingdom casts a unique and charming spell and is surprisingly hopeful.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 21, 2012
Kofi Outlaw

Moonrise Kingdom remains - for the most part - a gem of a film, and clear indication that Wes Anderson is only getting better with age.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 4/5

October 2, 2012
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

If you can fully get on Anderson's wavelength you may find this film transportive. I, however, thought it was far too quaint.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 3/5

September 27, 2012
Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic

How Wes Anderson stitches it all together is far beyond the reach of most filmmakers. His approach is artful without pretension, gorgeous and composed without feeling forced, charming and innocent but never trite.

Full Review Source: Shotgun Critic | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 26, 2012
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Moonrise Kingdom is a totally charming and enchanting piece of work from director Wes Anderson, who along with a great cast provide one of the delights of the year.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8.5/10

September 15, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Moonrise Kingdom is enchanting and warm like fond memories of your first love; but with a self-awareness that sees the hilarity in the eccentrics that abound.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 13, 2012
Justin Craig

Wes Anderson's refreshingly original "Moonrise Kingdom" is an unconventional children's adventure for adults, filled with with striking colors, textures and humor, and teeming with childhood innocence.

Full Review Source: FoxNews.com | Original Score: 10/10

September 10, 2012
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...it reminds us of the way we (mis)apprehended the world when we were children, the way we strained to hear the adults in conference, the way we looked for clues in their manner and fastened our attention on ... random or inconsequential details.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 90/100

September 10, 2012

The reputation of Wes Anderson as one of America's most consistently over-rated directors gets another boost with his latest exercise in stylistic posturing and forced whimsy.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 2/5

September 7, 2012
Fernando F. Croce

The divide between childhood and adolescence as a nature stroll

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 4, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

So many scenes will leave you with raised eyebrows and a wry smile.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: A-

August 30, 2012
Dominic Corry

The most Wes Anderson-ish film Wes Anderson has ever made, 'Moonrise Kingdom' won't convert any naysayers to the cause, but fans of his work will have a ball.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2012
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

Moonrise Kingdom, which the director wrote with regular collaborator Roman Coppola, feels like his most emotionally honest work since his 1998 breakthrough, Rushmore.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age

August 30, 2012
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's not my favourite Wes Anderson film but I do like it very much.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

His singular take on young love on the run from any sort of authority has moments of sheer oddness, but it's all of a piece with his other work and you are either an Anderson fan or you're not.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2012
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

There are many echoes of Anderson's earlier films, particularly Rushmore and Tenenbaums. He's an unapologetic romantic and Moonrise Kingdom is a study in wish-fulfillment.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

August 30, 2012
Jim Poe
FILMINK (Australia)

Let the haters hate, but Anderson continues to build a distinctive filmography on par with any of his contemporaries.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

August 30, 2012
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