Moonrise Kingdom Reviews

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 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.
August 3, 2013
Wes Anderson remains trapped in the aquarium of his own imagination.
December 12, 2012
Another quirky comedy from Wes Anderson who is an acquired taste I have not acquired.
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.
August 24, 2012
It's a collection of cockeyed ideas compressed into a narrative that's utterly devoid of any actual attachment.
July 6, 2012
Intermittently amusing, distinctive, not always easy to digest
July 5, 2012
It's not so much that Moonrise Kingdom is a complacent work, but it obstinately, if gingerly, refuses to hold up a mirror in any direct or significant fashion to our present-day reality.
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.
June 8, 2012
Wes Anderson, at 43, is still grappling with adolescence.
June 8, 2012
More unbearable Anderson whimsy.
June 5, 2012
For the first time, Anderson's artifice has worked against him.
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.
May 31, 2012
Like all Wes Anderson movies, it is naïve, mannered, pretentious and incomprehensible.
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.
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.
May 24, 2012
For all the movie's technical meticulousness, the storytelling still has a wiggly-waggly quality, like a dangly loose tooth.
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.