Moonrise Kingdom - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 16, 2012
A sweet love story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kirk Honeycutt
July 12, 2012
Pure Joy. This film's heroes may be pint-sized but their emotions and dreams are larger than life.
Full Review | Original Score: 9
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 12, 2012
My immediate response is that it's a masterpiece and the best film to come out so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 11, 2012
The offbeat, pixilated universes created by writer/director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox) are an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
July 11, 2012
It's hard to judge a movie as a movie when you want to live inside it.
| 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
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