Isle of Dogs Reviews

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December 7, 2020
Just as the look of the film is breathtaking, the scripting is astounding.
November 10, 2020
Isle of Dogs will make the common adult feel like a kid inside, but make them laugh out loud and keep their brain wired to the modern dilemma at the same time.
August 29, 2020
For all its intentionally bizarre elements, an underlying affection remains for our four-legged friends with the dialogue: "Whatever happened to man's best friend?"
August 1, 2020
Isle of Dogs emphasizes the inscrutability and Otherness of its Japanese characters.
July 24, 2020
One can't deny that the film is meticulous on a microscopic scale, but that doesn't mean that its charm will be lost when it all ends up as gif sets on Tumblr.
July 17, 2020
Wes Anderson just seems to get better the further his career has gone on. With Isle of Dogs, we see him operating at his most carefree.
June 27, 2020
The movie hasn't been so funny to me, but I like the way Anderson elaborates the story, a fable about dogs with obvious sociopolitical metaphors that speak to the reality of our times. [Full review in Spanish]
June 25, 2020
While Wes Anderson's movies are firmly heterosexual, Isle of Dogs shows gay compassion as a timely political gesture.
June 5, 2020
I'm recommending the film because the lovely animation and the humor ultimately win out over everything, but this one may be tougher to revisit years from now.
March 20, 2020
The real hero of Isle of Dogs is its design.
March 5, 2020
The director and his hip writing partners (Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Kunichi Nomura) infuse their imaginary world with winning deadpan humor.
February 13, 2020
Muttrise Kingdom? The Life Canine with Bryan Cranston? Although ISLE OF DOGS doesn't quite scale [Anderson's] recent heights, this engaging stop motion animation is full of humour and warmth that is surely difficult to hate.
February 12, 2020
Having the dogs speak English lets a presumed Western audience relate to them, but ironically, the movie in many ways turns the Japanese characters into an Other... In this sense, the film's form undermines its intent.
February 4, 2020
It's a beautifully crafted story about how much one boy will do for his dog and what one man will do for his ancestor's honour.
January 17, 2020
This is a kids movie that knows the kids can handle the darkness better than the grown ups.
January 10, 2020
Wes Anderson continues raising his personal bar on auteur level filmmaking and his animated dog movie is a classic.
December 7, 2019
"'Isle' is dark, violent, and too thematically complex for pre-teens. But it's also bloody brilliant, and teenage and adult cinephiles will be spellbound."
November 11, 2019
The ensemble cast wonderfully delivers [Wes] Anderson's deadpan dialogue while leaving the beautiful animation and eye-catching visuals to guide the audience's imagination.
November 6, 2019
Isle Of Dogs is larger-than-life imagination without a leash.
October 17, 2019
There are many charms to this film in both its story and animation style.
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