Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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June 17, 2013
The film is frequently funny, always elegant (or mock-elegant), and something that would make Humbert Humbert laugh all the way to his asylum.
August 30, 2012
There are many echoes of Anderson's earlier films, particularly Rushmore and Tenenbaums. He's an unapologetic romantic and Moonrise Kingdom is a study in wish-fulfillment.
June 21, 2012
Most of Wes Anderson's previous pictures came from the head; Moonrise Kingdom is one from the heart.
June 15, 2012
Anderson never loses his core themes - young love, the need to escape, the bind and bluster of family. His "Kingdom" may not be large, but it is perfectly appointed.
June 8, 2012
Phonies may complain that Anderson's island of misfit toys is a retreat from the real world, but for pure-hearted adventurers who share the secret map, "Moonrise Kingdom" is a joy that cannot be eclipsed.
June 8, 2012
Though undeniably smart and charming, "Moonrise Kingdom" loves itself the way the callow Holden Caulfield loves himself: unconditionally. Salinger understood the problem with that. Anderson may not.
April 11, 2019
This is a beautiful ode to first love with Anderson's trademark style. The writing is sharp and witty and the cinematography and set designs are extraordinary. Moonrise Kingdom looks like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life.
March 13, 2019
A charming little movie.
February 22, 2019
The climax to the film reads as Anderson's quasi-Charlie Kaufmann pastiche of third act conclusions and the necessity for some kind of thriller resolution.
January 8, 2019
Moonrise Kingdom just about stands up as a worthwhile folly, an ode to 20th century British classical composers and chic khaki outfits that somehow muddles its way through to a silver-lined, bitter-sweet conclusion.
January 3, 2019
Wes Anderson has created a slightly nostalgic yet unsentimental world and an utterly charming film -- except for the gruesome scissor attack.
November 20, 2018
The filmmakers have not gone to children for the sake of their bewildered innocence but for their ferocious clarity of intention and their radiant intelligence not yet reined in or habituated to sullen conformity.
October 12, 2018
Moonrise Kingdom is so charming, so quaintly and perfectly designed, like a pretty diorama in which Wes Anderson carefully places his actor-dolls, that it feels curmudgeonly to dislike it.
August 30, 2018
Bruce Willis, of all people, wrings the most emotion out of this theatrical straitjacket.
February 22, 2018
"Moonrise Kingdom" continues Anderson's winning streak.
January 26, 2018
Eccentric and sweet and director/writer Wes Anderson's best live-action contribution since The Royal Tenenbaums.
January 9, 2018
Anderson's movie is a musical, composed work about how all of the instruments play together; what it achieves is a rare harmony of form, tone, and subject.
August 30, 2017
The movie is neither stupid nor offensive, which puts it ahead of a lot of pictures. But I was still perplexed. And, let's face it, disappointed.
August 30, 2017
Moonrise Kingdom makes a winning appeal to the precious joys of the pre-teen imagination circa 1965.
August 17, 2017
After a while, you want. . .the characters to evince some level of real feeling, ugly, extreme, agonized, whatever, as long as there is something that breaks the spell.
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