Moonrise Kingdom is an extremely sweet and heartfelt portrayal of young love and how such love inspires the lives of others who encounter it.
| Original Score: 4/5
A hit of nostalgia in 50 shades of brown
Around the time of his disappointing and detached The Life Aquatic, I wondered if Wes could still tell real stories. He can. His way. That is all we can ever ask of a filmmaker.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
A complex set of cinematic pleasures, ranging from its vibrant, eccentric visual presentation to its deadpan humour and superb performances. Oh, and the music!
The brush strokes are uniquely Anderson
It's a collection of cockeyed ideas compressed into a narrative that's utterly devoid of any actual attachment.
| Original Score: C
As detached as the filmmaking sometimes appears, I daresay you can feel something pure coming off of the screen. Moonrise Kingdom is a stellar film.
| Original Score: 9.5/10
Summer lovin' just got a whole more stylish thanks to Wes Anderson.
Quirky, random, and surprisingly endearing for a Wes Anderson film--likely his best.
| Original Score: B
Funny, touching, sweet and drenched in '60s nostalgia, but reverberating with distant, haunting echoes of adolescent longing for practically anyone who grew up anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
"Moonrise Kingdom" is the type of movie that is charming for the soul and makes your brain happy in the process. All in all, it's just a heartfelt and well-written experience that will appeal to everyone.
| Original Score: 8/10
These charming kids give "Moonrise Kingdom" the warm glow of a summer fairy-tale, one you'll want to hear again.
| Original Score: 4/4
A sweet love story.
Pure Joy. This film's heroes may be pint-sized but their emotions and dreams are larger than life.
| Original Score: 9
My immediate response is that it's a masterpiece and the best film to come out so far this year.
| Original Score: 5/5
The offbeat, pixilated universes created by writer/director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox) are an acquired taste.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's hard to judge a movie as a movie when you want to live inside it.
| Original Score: 9/10
Magical Moonrise a Romantic Delight.
| Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Sweet, not saccharine
Intermittently amusing, distinctive, not always easy to digest