Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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Margot Harrison
Seven Days
July 11, 2012
It's hard to judge a movie as a movie when you want to live inside it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
July 8, 2012
Magical Moonrise a Romantic Delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
July 6, 2012
Sweet, not saccharine
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 6, 2012
Intermittently amusing, distinctive, not always easy to digest
July 5, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom left me thunderstruck. ... Anderson contrasts a world in disorder with a well-pitched campsite, where everything is in its right place.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dan Lybarger
MovieMaker Magazine
July 1, 2012
Anderson's movies work best if they're about kids or cartoon animals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 30, 2012
Among the all-stars, Edward Norton made me repeatedly chuckle, and it's always a pleasure to see Bruce Willis when he's not operating in paycheck-whore mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 29, 2012
A sweetly kooky ode to the intensity of young love. The movie balances broad comedy with occasionally surreal quirk, while still holding the emotional center.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 29, 2012
The adults who are so desperate to return the kid fugitives to their care actually envy the children's freedom, irresponsibility and, yes, love -- in a word, their youth: The kingdom that makes exiles of us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
June 28, 2012
The frustrating Anderson is improving, and he may one day shed the collegiate hipster aura that infuses his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
June 27, 2012
The plot isn't as fetching as the presentation, starting with the tersely whimsical dialogue. There aren't punch lines for big laughs, but rather a seamless series of non sequiturs for smiles.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 22, 2012
It's funny, it's touching, it's Anderson doing what he does better than he's ever done before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mike Scott
June 22, 2012
Wonderfully inventive and entirely immersing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 22, 2012
The great thing about Wes Anderson, other than his fabulously childlike imagination, is his deep attention to the smallest details.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
June 22, 2012
This isn't Wes Anderson's best effort by any stretch. However, any Anderson is better than no Anderson at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
June 22, 2012
Kingdom benefits as well from a better designed story that does not weave restlessly the way his last did, but it's still not going to convince anyone who doesn't already like what Anderson does to follow along.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
June 21, 2012
This film contains some of cinema history's best lightning strikes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.75/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
June 21, 2012
Wes Anderson's films are stylistic carbon copies of each other, merely swapping out storylines and characters. It's like going to a bunch of different restaurants and ordering the exact same meal -- you walk in knowing what you're going to get.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 21, 2012
Most of Wes Anderson's previous pictures came from the head; Moonrise Kingdom is one from the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeremy Heilman
June 20, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom is a charming reminder of Anderson's particular talent for spinning fantasies about the collective childhood we all wish we had.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
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