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Asteroid City

2023
Romance
Comedy
1h 44m
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Avg Percentile 48.58% from 958 total ratings

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Rated 18 Jun 2023
6
34th
‘Should established auteurs continue to receive multimillion-dollar budgets for their annual bowel movement even though they peaked years ago’ is an essay I’m seriously considering writing.
Rated 03 Jul 2023
40
15th
I have up to this point really liked Wes Anderson's films, but this one felt like what people who hate them have been seeing all this time. Aimless, style over substance bullshit. Pretty bullshit, but still bullshit.
Rated 25 Jun 2023
35
18th
Style over substance. I don't know if Wes Anderson purposefully tells his actors and actresses to act as unnatural as possible, but that would make more sense to me than having a star-studded cast that somehow all come across as cardboard of their own accord.
Rated 05 Jul 2023
25
5th
Beyond the enduring trademark visual style, it’s apparent that Anderson has little else left to offer. With such a pointless story, unfunny script, lack of emotional core and huge cast of flat, arc-less characters, it’s unforgivable how Asteroid City is nonetheless so self-satisfied, showing the undeniable complacency of a talented auteur firmly past his best. The alien’s appearance is a brief moment of joy among otherwise mirthless, meaningless drama taking place in a pretty, pastel setting.
Rated 16 Jul 2023
14
5th
More like ASS-teroid City, amirite?
Rated 29 Jun 2023
75
66th
There are hints of character, plot, and profundity shown by the brilliantly swiveling, perfectly placed camera, but when every pan is either clever camerawork or dead-, it's hard to relate or follow. Tells a fun little story beneath its unnecessary layers of meta-narrative, but quips as dry as its desert and an obvious focus on design craft over substance restrict its efforts from meaning much. Which is fine! Only, it halfheartedly but clearly tries to be more.
Rated 22 Aug 2023
50
21st
Hmm ... ... I don't think Wes Anderson has ever actually touched another human being.
Rated 27 Aug 2023
30
1st
i'm done with this guy. he's a talented writer/director, who then intentionally makes his dialogue and performances so stilted, his production design so precious and twee, until you completely emotionally disconnect from the material. self-parody at this point.
Rated 23 Jun 2023
97
98th
I can’t even pretend to be remotely objective about a new Wes Anderson film at this point. He’s probably one of my top three favorite filmmakers of all-time and most of his films have become canonical favorites for me that I’ve revisited many times. All I can say is that this fits firmly in that canon and I look forward to watching this over and over in perpetuity. I was sad when it was over; I could live in Wes’ beautiful, delicate, heartbreaking little worlds forever.
Rated 24 Jun 2023
80
75th
For the past week, I have been singing "Paradise City", but changing the lyrics to "Asteroid City". It's not even a bit. It's just something I have been doing. I think this is one that will greatly benefit from a rewatch, just because I have rocks for brains and some of this flew right by me. Wes Anderson puts the artifice front and center. I think this is why I enjoy his films so much. He does not really attempt realism anymore, and his films are gigantic narrative playgrounds.
Rated 11 Jul 2023
21
6th
If you ever wondered whether it would be possible to make a bland movie using a plentiful, spectacular cast, Asteroid City is your proof.
Rated 12 Jul 2023
30
4th
Surely one of the most distinct movies of the year, visually. Pretty, colourful, vibrant. Great set design and style/vibe. A who's who cast acting detached and repressed. The occasional funny bit. An interesting premise. And yet, what's really going on here? Why are we watching this? It uses its presentation to trick you into thinking it's deep. And the plot? What plot? It's a snail's pace. What character development? What emotion? What reason is there to give a shit about any of these people?
Rated 18 Jul 2023
8
80th
I was beaming like a UFO during that opening 360 swivel shot of the city and during each quirky little piece of existential desert dream that followed-all of it pure, detailed delight and evidence of a master stage director at work. On that note though, the layered narrative framework-appreciably ambitious and occasionally impactful ("you actually did it!")-felt like a missed opportunity for Anderson's troupe to become more outwardly unhinged (chant aside) outside of the perfectly curated play.
Rated 26 Jul 2023
69
35th
Wes Anderson seems to be trapped in his style. While it was fun to watch, it didn't add anything new to his oeuvre.
Rated 07 Jul 2023
50
47th
Second case after Baumbach's White Noise where the compulsion to make a "pandemic movie" has gotten the better of a talented auteur.
Rated 18 Jul 2023
49
12th
Absolute rubbish. Style over substance bullshit. Wes Anderson is consistently getting worse each movie.
Rated 24 Jul 2023
70
28th
Unfortunately, he might have finally gone up his own arse a bit. The style was so far over the plot that I was waiting for the movie to start well into the movie, but that style was pretty damn beautiful.
Rated 23 Aug 2023
40
10th
An unwatchable mess of whip-pans, "quirky" but empty characters, and a plot that DRAGS
Rated 13 Jun 2023
100
85th
Maybe Wes’ bleakest movie: not without humor and beautiful craft, but full of a resounding ambiguity. Needs a repeat viewing to solidify in my Wes rankings.
Rated 13 Jun 2023
60
34th
I was not impressed. It's a Wes Anderson film for sure, but I think the plot was on the weak side. None of the star-studded cast really wowed me either.
Rated 17 Jun 2023
60
47th
Wes Anderson'dan Fear and Loathing In Asteroid City
Rated 18 Jun 2023
68
34th
Great scenery and interesting themes but spread too thin. Some classic Anderson moments within, just not enough
Rated 15 Mar 2024
74
84th
Principal theme: “you can’t wake up if you don’t go to sleep”. Reason is not the opposite of delusion but the potential that opens up only on the basis of those dreams that give to the understanding its reasons. Only by letting go of consciousness can we enter the mysteries that grant the possibility of orientation and desire. Instead of objecting to the apparently frivolous nature of his storytelling, we should ask whether his dry tales might in fact be initiating us into a cinematic mystagogy.
Rated 26 Jun 2023
55
50th
If I wasn't a huge Anderson fan this movie would be intolerable.
Rated 02 Jul 2023
6
43rd
Expertly crafted and beautiful to look at, some fun set pieces but a little too empty for me.
Rated 06 Jul 2023
89
75th
I'm a fan of Anderson becoming less accessible and more philosophical, more ruminative. The biggest complaint seems to be lack of plot, and I sort of get it, but I will take this kind of meandering over the plodding, emotionally deadpan variety in Life Aquatic. And on top of the all-star cast and successful humor and postcard visuals, this never felt like a slog to me, but rather tight and escalating. I do think it has a story, a point, and I think it makes it poignantly.
Rated 13 Jul 2023
70
30th
Has the same problems as The French Dispatch did. Wes Anderson movies had a great way of interlacing story, message/theme and artful directing. Maybe some will resonate with the message but I for one couldn't care less, and the story was just not there. It's a stylistic accomplishment and not much else.
Rated 14 Jul 2023
6
95th
One of my favourite films of the decade so far. Wrote about it and about the guy brushing his teeth in the theatre on my substack. https://boringculture.substack.com/p/asteroid-city-an-ode-to-the-movies
Rated 17 Jul 2023
70
80th
anderson manages to out-quirk himself once again. not sure what the whole plot was about, but the "look" and the "feel" of this film was right. it felt funny at times, odd mostly, and looked like a postcard from an alternate dimension. anderson's viewers are a select bunch at this point, asteroid city is somewhat like that chow that's only made for vegetarian episcopalian pomerians, but you know there are some of those.
Rated 11 Jun 2024
38
25th
A very low score considering the INCREDIBLE CAST, but the movie is boring, pointless and entirely pretentious. It was very nearly unbearable.
Rated 31 Jul 2023
64
51st
Asteroid City is a weird film; but then so are most of Anderson's. There's the usual checklist of quirkiness; a plucky score, distinctive colour pallets, moustaches, meticulous framing & cinematography, Schwartzman. The film cuts between of the colourised events in 1950's Asteroid City and a B&W play based on those events. Thematically it works well, dealing with loss and satisfying purpose, though it occasionally dips into annoying territory. The large cast is fun but can be a bit distracting.
Rated 09 Aug 2023
69
39th
French Dispatch was Kettle Brand Salt & Vinegar chips, this is Cheese & Onion
Rated 15 Aug 2023
85
93rd
I don't think I can ever get bored of We Anderson. I am always in love at the way he makes everything, and this movie adds three fantastic things: more queerness, aliens and some marvelous reinterpretation of some of Luigi Pirandello's ideas regarding theater, character, acting, the comical vs. the humorous, just AAHAOKSNDSOFBWOD y'know? And the fucking roadrunner for God's sake, I love that little detail
Rated 03 Apr 2024
92
92nd
I really enjoyed this movie and I have rather a hard time expressing why! Which I think is part of the point! Um... I absolutely love the alien design and animation so deeply. There's so much visual fun and so many good performances. Um... I like it a lot!
Rated 24 Sep 2023
30
10th
Nah...
Rated 08 Jun 2023
8
75th
"Asteroid City" is a triumph in Wes Anderson's distinctive style, blending intricate models, pastel hues, and quirky humor with profound themes and emotional storytelling, supported by a stellar ensemble cast, but the film leaves some potential untapped and may overwhelm viewers with its richness.
Rated 19 Jun 2023
69
71st
A pain is buried deep within Schwartzman and Johansson, one they cannot let themselves feel, and therefore feel nothing - which, as a metaphor, is Anderson's MO in style and delivery. There is supposed to be a catharsis happening when the dead wife makes a meta appearance on the stage balcony, and judging by the score it's meant to be emotional, but hours of removed wit made me numb. But I kinda love/like all the scenes all the same. A Russian doll and clockwork.
Rated 22 Jun 2023
84
76th
audiovisual 100 acting 75 overall feeling 78 avg 84
Rated 24 Jun 2023
92
65th
But let's "sleep" on this one, shall we?
Rated 25 Jun 2023
90
90th
I love so much about Asteroid City. The characters and casting are perfect. The production design, cinematography, and just everything about how it was shot is perfect. There is such an insanely high level of detail to everything about this movie and so many wonderful little character moments and bits of dialogue. Unfortunately the movie has a fatal flaw that caps its potential. It's a bit too slow and character focused. This would have been absolutely perfect as an 8-10 hour limited series.
Rated 25 Jun 2023
64
26th
This should have been much better and more interesting. It’s a pretty big step down from his last movie, The French Dispatch, which defied the traditional narrative in a much more interesting way. But fans of his will still have find a lot to like here.
Rated 26 Jun 2023
93
97th
Another stupendous achievement from Wes, both in his usual ways (perfect framing and production design, phenomenal casting, utterly hilarious and bizarre) and as an exploration of the unknown, grief, and, perhaps most importantly, artifice in storytelling. It’s him confronting and defending his style in a way I never thought he’d do while also being one of the best examples of it to date. What a joy!
Rated 27 Jun 2023
70
24th
Visually arresting, and the nesting structure keeps things interesting. But even as an Anderson fanboy, I did not find an emotional "in." I didn't give the film the proper staging; I watched right after crying through another film. Wes Anderson's best works are stories about likable bastards (Rushmore, Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Mr. Fox) or precocious but emotionally vulnerable adolescents (Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom). This left me wanting more. Could have used Bill Murray and Frances McDormand
Rated 28 Jun 2023
85
89th
I'm a huge Wes Anderson fan and after my first viewing of this film I would say it is not in his top 5. However it is still an enjoyable and interesting film. It has some funny moments but there could have been more laughs. There are so many characters in this movie that most of them don't get much screen time. I would still recommend this film, especially to Wes Anderson fans.
Rated 28 Jun 2023
90
87th
I love this film. I've always loved something like the aesthetic unity of Anderson's films, and I find them oddly moving at times. This is one his most aesthetically inventive films, and I found it oddly moving at times.
Rated 29 Jun 2023
95
86th
Life is a play, we are all merely actors in the play, and the director may or may not be Adrien Brody working his way through a divorce. Glad I got to see this one in theaters, thanks Tom Hanks.
Rated 30 Jun 2023
74
54th
Opinión personal: 7 Actores: 7.5 Guión: 6 Fotografía: 9.5 BSO: 7 Otros:8.5 Iluminación:- FX:- Director:8.5 Humor:- Vestuario/caracterización:7 Metraje: Total: 74
Rated 04 Feb 2024
62
60th
One another author's "im getting old" movie. But it's like Synecdoche New York with Barbie sauce.
Rated 03 Jul 2023
38
28th
Tried to watch two films at the cinema back to back. This after Indiana Jones. So I fell asleep. It seemed to be wilting anyway? Good start to it.
Rated 03 Jul 2023
60
29th
It's very Wes Anderson, for good and bad. It feels like two or three films happening at once. Amazing cast, I'm not sure they are all fully deployed.
Rated 21 Jan 2024
80
78th
Ev
Rated 09 Jul 2023
53
18th
It was a bit fun, even though I had only 50% of an idea about what was going on. All in all, at least it was more approachable than The French Dispatch.
Rated 09 Jul 2023
66
35th
A very creative narrative structure but didn't manage to capture me. Not every film needs to have a point or meaning -- but this felt like it both wanted and lacked one.
Rated 09 Jul 2023
60
37th
Not Anderson's best, not Anderson's worst, but it is definitely Anderson's.
Rated 12 Jul 2023
4
42nd
Wes Anderson has lost his fuckin' mind, and I mean that as a compliment since I'm sure he's aware and thinks so too.
Rated 12 Jul 2023
78
63rd
Wes Anderson at his most Wes Anderson could've added some more content in it, but it was quite enjoyable nevertheless.
Rated 13 Jul 2023
65
56th
Très difficile à analyser. On évite la formule académique grâce à des scènes de lâcher prise, comme la décente spirituelle et baroque de l’extraterrestre, devant les regards ébahis des terrestres hébétés. Le film a aussi quelque chose de très contemplatif, avec ses couleurs chaudes, et ses décors vintage. Le dialogue m'a ennuyé, autant sur la pièce, que dans les coulisses et surtout dans les coulisses, on s'ennuie ferme et c'est dommage. Les personnages n'ont rien à dire d'intéressant.
Rated 13 Jul 2023
50
27th
Superstars doing a Wes Anderson, doing a Wes Anderson, doing superstars doing a Wes Anderson, acting in a Wes Anderson movie directed by Wes Anderson, featuring superstars doing a Wes Anderson, doing a Wes Anders|
Rated 14 Jul 2023
38
16th
Já tem 20 anos que estou no modo boa vontade com o Wes Anderson (o último filme live action que gostei dele foi o Tennenbaums) e acho que chegou a vez de dizer que não suporto mais. Deu. kaput. C'est fini. PirateBay.
Rated 15 Jul 2023
84
75th
The film engages Anderson's core themes of finding one's way through grief or disappointment via community building that happens as a result of storytelling and encountering the transcendent/sublime in a way that feels of a piece with Grand Budapest and French Dispatch. To that end, there are a few startling and beautifully rendered moments here. One more thing: in the history of film, is there a funnier example of a parent telling his kids their mother has died?
Rated 16 Jul 2023
73
93rd
Brilliant Art Work!!! Wes Anderson has already had his own Cinema, but it seems he gets to the Top of it with this Film.
Rated 09 Jan 2024
70
54th
I remember liking most of Wes Anderson's movies up to around Grand Budapest Hotel, but they're all blending together in my memory. On a visual and stylistic level they're all stunning and each trumps the last, but each also seems to have less to say than the last. His films now more than ever seem to be not much more than idle doodlings. They kill a couple of hours amiably enough but at this point I feel that if I never watch any more of his stuff I won't be missing out.
Rated 17 Jul 2023
63
34th
Mildly amusing but very slight. The irksome structure of the narrative seems written around the shooting availability of the well-known performers.
Rated 17 Jul 2023
72
42nd
Andersonian fantastic picture, with enjoyable music and sense of humour. Seems to be much more of a film about the relation between acting and living than one about aliens.
Rated 19 Jul 2023
81
79th
The most surreal of Anderson's work, Asteroid City is a movie about a play about the writing of a play that we witness as the reality of the movie, if that makes sense. It works, but it's delightfully weird. Plus Scarlett Johansson is naked for like two seconds in the background of one scene. Toward the end I had no idea what was happening, but I knew that I loved it. If there was a hidden message, it was still hidden for me, but I'd watch again for all the quirky humor.
Rated 19 Jul 2023
73
54th
Anderson drops a little ditty about dramaturgy -- and mortality -- just like that. There's nothing left in his bag of tricks that'll win any converts, but I for one appreciate that he's still out there making his films just so.
Rated 01 Jan 2024
83
47th
Another formally brilliant dollhouse movie. Anderson puts his little toy characters inside nesting layers of narrative and physical framing until the drama is as arid as the desert setting. You don't feel much watching the film, but you have to admire the quality of the visuals.
Rated 23 Jul 2023
44
13th
2023'de #IzlediğimFilmler ; 128. Asteroid City (2023) Böylesi muhteşem bir kast bile filme beni sokamadı maalesef. Çok istedim ama olmadı. 4/10.
Rated 26 Jul 2023
70
14th
could not watch the movie until the end! Instead, I saw the "Big lebowski" for the 3rd time!
Rated 26 Jul 2023
40
6th
I'm not sure what the goal of this movie was. Felt discombobulated.
Rated 28 Jul 2023
84
73rd
Anderson's films are delightful little getaways for me. I'm always charmed & amused. This is full of things that non-fans complain about though; serious-faced, quick-talking, deadpan characters in nonsensical situations, meta-narratives, and sets with color palettes so intricate and precious that it feels like a color-by-numbers painting. But like I said, this is a comfortable place for me. Wes to critics here: "I still don't understand the play."// "Doesn't matter. Just keep telling the story."
Rated 29 Dec 2023
65
29th
Not bad, and good in the ways that Anderson movies usually are (impeccable set and art design, etc), but it feels a lot more disjointed and unorganized than his best work. It's just kind of all over the place. It has some good moments, but it's disappointing. The meta stuff kind of distracts from it a bit, too.
Rated 07 Aug 2023
72
62nd
Stunning in Dolby vision. Anderson doesn't ever miss with his set design/colour palettes. This one is a true visual feast. You can tell the actors are enjoying their roles in this. Good humour, and meta playfulness abound. His work remains an acquired taste that I'm still mid acquisition. Fantastic Mr. Fox at the top, Moonrise Kingdom at the bottom and this in the upper middle class. 7.2.
Rated 07 Aug 2023
46
5th
lemme say, i do like his movies but here anderson tries to do too much, so the climax is with a character we don't care about bc we don't understand enough. the first half was fantastic, exciting, dynamic. then it miserably fell apart and relied on you to pick up the pieces (to make what??). i was relieved when it ended. if a movie needs at least 3 watches to understand whats going on, youve failed. "you cant wake up if you dont fall asleep?" yah u cant shit if u dont eat, so what
Rated 15 Aug 2023
66
38th
Aside from the couple of paintings that are redesigned in the film, Asteroid City will be as forgettable as French Dispatch. Anderson’s recent works haven’t been what I expected watching Grand Budapest Hotel. I’m surprised that Anderson is not using his visual trademark alongside deeper, more meaningful, stories.
Rated 01 May 2024
65
39th
Woahiwonderifshehadabodydoublelol-ye+ilovemaya'svoice/wayofspeaking+it'sfunnyiusuallydontlikewesandersonbutgenerallylikethiscuztheweirdtone/characterswitching
Rated 27 Dec 2023
67
68th
Maybe I'm dumb but I didn't get everything. It was unexpected and also nice to look at, at least?
Rated 22 Aug 2023
70
70th
And I'm being generous
Rated 22 Aug 2023
80
84th
for canon in d and gay
Rated 02 Sep 2023
7
52nd
There are genuine moments in this film which feel like Wes Anderson at his peak. Then there are those moments where you feel like he's on autopilot. It's tricky with Anderson to figure out which are which. His style is so whimsical and inauthentic that it can come across as playful and plastic in the same scene. It's not his best film, but it's still enjoyable. Wes Anderson is yet to make a bad movie.
Rated 01 May 2024
85
90th
i thought wes anderson not only started to repeat himself with grand budapest hotel but his style turned into a dressing over a plastic salad. but starting with the french dispatch, he began to transform these dollhouses more than mere toys to look at. it’s good to see he is playing again rather than displayin what he has on the shelf. and i’m surprised to say my favorite wes anderson movie is not rushmore anymore.
Rated 05 Sep 2023
75
64th
divertido
Rated 06 Sep 2023
20
10th
An artsy snore.
Rated 10 Sep 2023
84
70th
I'm not on the bandwagon, more following it at a safe ironic meta-modern distance. It feels like Andersons work is increasingly intended to be admired rather than deeply enjoyed. With that said: damn! the framing of the shower scene dialogues were masterful: like Edward Hopper and Hitchcock had a love-child.
Rated 10 Sep 2023
45
31st
Maybe he was always over rated? This was as underwhelming as the French Dispatch, yet this time I had low expectations.
Rated 18 Sep 2023
52
31st
This might just be one of those movies I need to see again to catch everything (wouldn't be unusual for a Wes Anderson film). Or maybe not having Bill Murray and Bruce Willis in a Wes Anderson movie made me sad. If you aren't familiar with Anderson's work, this is not the place to start. PS. Bill Murray on set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBYU7JMqp3o
Rated 20 Sep 2023
20
8th
Weird and boring for the first part. Tapped out. No time. Thanks Leo.
Rated 25 Apr 2024
20
3rd
Turns out Wes Anderson's quirky kitschy deadpan style is possibly even more irritating than usual in a science fiction context. I know that to many people this is a funny, emotional and aesthetically pleasing viewing experience but to me it was absolutely none of the above. Not my cup of tea in the slightest.
Rated 28 Sep 2023
91
67th
More Darjeeling Limited than Grand Budapest Hotel in terms of quality, but I mean that in a good way. A slow start eventually gets to “the scene” that just made the rest of the movie and characters better as it went along. It feels like a very personal piece for Wes Anderson. What can I say? I loved the characters and performances (Jason Schwartzman for the win) and the I thought the story was relatable and touching! It’s as technically brilliant as expected. I can’t wait to see it again!
Rated 04 Oct 2023
30
10th
It may be a visual delight, but this sluggish, smug, exasperating film is Wes Anderson’s worst project to date.
Rated 12 Oct 2023
20
3rd
renk paleti menk paleti. görsellik mörsellik. wes anderson sal artık şu sinemayı..
Rated 18 Oct 2023
60
25th
I am usually very on-board with Wes Anderson. He's the "I'm a goofy artist" archetype that doesn't feel overly phony or for show. I have no doubt that this is exactly the movie he wanted to make. But it's finally a step too far for me. "The French Dispatch" on steroids. I enjoyed enough of the composite elements that it wasn't a complete waste of time, but this is the first time for me that Wes Anderson has felt pretentious, and it has to stand as one of my biggest disappointments of the year.
Rated 20 Oct 2023
65
22nd
What a pretending waste of resources...
Rated 25 Oct 2023
85
81st
I never felt his pain more.
Rated 03 Apr 2024
64
60th
You all paused :)
Rated 07 Dec 2023
85
81st
Asteroid City feels like a nesting doll of “meta-ness”. Right after watching it, the stacking of one layer of reality on top of another felt like it obscured, annoyed me. Thinking on it for a few days (And watching some videos, I am not that smart), I think it is the other way around. Each layer of reality is the removal of one nesting doll, to get to the heart of the story. And the heart is…. nothing. Meaning is illusory, the doll has no center, life has no center. Enjoy the doll.
Rated 06 Nov 2023
40
32nd
as a huge anderson fan, I came to the stark realization that I can't wake up because I didn't fall asleep.
Rated 07 Nov 2023
90
86th
I really enjoyed this! Asteroid City was far from what I expected, and that's mostly in how warm and personal it felt even though it's one of those "world within a world within a world" setups. Maybe the most accessible thing Anderson has made since Moonrise or Fantastic Mr. Fox in how likable everything and everyone is and how his signature touch fits in better with the genre he's parroting.
Rated 13 Nov 2023
59
50th
This kind of thing was tolerable until his movie's got boring. Now it's just gratuitous.
Rated 25 Nov 2023
50
44th
The humor shines through a couple of times, as do glimmers of heart. But it's incredibly alien, unfocused, and overstuffed with unnecessary characters. It's another lackluster Wes Anderson joint. I am still eagerly awaiting a return to form. It's been nearly a decade since Grand Budapest.

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