• 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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It's a collection of cockeyed ideas compressed into a narrative that's utterly devoid of any actual attachment.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: C

August 24, 2012
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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 Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 2/5

June 21, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Wes Anderson, at 43, is still grappling with adolescence.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

June 8, 2012
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Anderson throws so much non-sensical stuff at the weaker-than-normal script that Moonrise Kingdom feels like a giant waste of money and a caché of squandered talent.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 4/10

May 16, 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
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Intermittently amusing, distinctive, not always easy to digest

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

July 6, 2012
Kurt Loder
Reason Online

Those who find the director's work flawed by preciousness, however, may grow impatient well before the movie reaches the 90-minute mark.

Full Review Source: Reason Online

May 25, 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
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Has individual moments that are alluring to the eyes, but like the aforementioned dollhouse where Suzy lives, take a closer look inside and it becomes obvious how artificial all the parts are.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2/4

May 31, 2012
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

I really wanted to like this film. I respect Wes Anderson and his distinctive voice as a writer-director ('Rushmore' is one of my favorite films of the 1990s), but this latest endeavor is so precious and self-aware that it nearly smothers itself.

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks

May 25, 2012
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

More unbearable Anderson whimsy.

Full Review Source: Denton Record Chronicle (TX) | Original Score: 2/5

June 8, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline

For all the movie's technical meticulousness, the storytelling still has a wiggly-waggly quality, like a dangly loose tooth.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 6.5/10

May 24, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Like all Wes Anderson movies, it is naïve, mannered, pretentious and incomprehensible.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

May 31, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Just when you think the story might suffocate in pastel post-modern twee-dom, Anderson will add a a bold stroke of dark comedy or blunt violence.

Full Review Source: Maclean's Magazine

March 11, 2014
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