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Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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August 24, 2012
It's a collection of cockeyed ideas compressed into a narrative that's utterly devoid of any actual attachment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
June 8, 2012
Wes Anderson, at 43, is still grappling with adolescence.
Edward Douglas
May 16, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/10
September 7, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 6, 2012
Intermittently amusing, distinctive, not always easy to digest
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
May 25, 2012
Those who find the director's work flawed by preciousness, however, may grow impatient well before the movie reaches the 90-minute mark.
Jackie K. Cooper
December 12, 2012
Another quirky comedy from Wes Anderson who is an acquired taste I have not acquired.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Derek Smith
Tiny Mix Tapes
June 5, 2012
For the first time, Anderson's artifice has worked against him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dustin Putman
May 31, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 25, 2012
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.
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
June 8, 2012
More unbearable Anderson whimsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephanie Zacharek
May 24, 2012
For all the movie's technical meticulousness, the storytelling still has a wiggly-waggly quality, like a dangly loose tooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 31, 2012
Like all Wes Anderson movies, it is naïve, mannered, pretentious and incomprehensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Katherine Monk
August 3, 2013
Wes Anderson remains trapped in the aquarium of his own imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
October 6, 2015
The script may be the film's greatest strength: the movie is probably Anderson's most quotable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 24, 2013
Anderson delivers a magnificent blend of artistry, humor and emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: A-
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Wes Anderson's darkest movie yet retains his whimsical sense of humour and Fantastic Mr Fox-styled absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
November 21, 2012
Films that can charm kids and adults in equal measure are rare. This is one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
March 11, 2014
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.
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