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Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

2012
Romance
Comedy
1h 34m
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Avg Percentile 66.12% from 7437 total ratings

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Rated 26 Oct 2013
84
77th
Notable in that this is the film that convinced me Wes Anderson is not pretentious, but he really just has a style that he developed and enjoys and is not trying to shove some sort of deeper meaning into his work by way of style. Now please excuse me while I take my afternoon tea before I go monocle shopping.
Rated 17 Jul 2012
93
94th
Few American films have this level of reflection on the tumultuous essence of childhood. This is one for all the weird kids out there, all the freaks who don't fit in. Anderson's aim is true and while the dialogue carries his signature quirkiness, the strength of the film lies with the honest examination of what it means to be an adolescent discovering one's self, the world, and feelings of love. Just like the books that Suzy reads, it's a charming fantasy that mixes reality and the imaginary.
Rated 16 Jun 2012
95
93rd
Pierrot le fou for children. Wes Anderson for lovers. Bill Murray as an American treasure. Bruce Willis as someone who's uncool. Edward Norton as a funny scoutmaster. A gorgeous film. (two times)
Rated 03 Oct 2012
55
39th
I didn't mind the story nor the delivery, and - okay okay - Anderson, of course, knows how to block. But he can frame and reframe incessantly and perfect the hell out of his mise-en-scene from here on and until he retires, at the end of the day I invariably find his self-conscious direction style and his oh-so-offbeat characters tiresome to some degree. I guess I should just stop watching the guy's films, huh?
Rated 20 Jan 2013
78
89th
Entertaining remake of BADLANDS in another key, focusing on that film's themes of youth-as-outsider in a humdrum if not conformist world, rather than on the more mysteriously philosophical questions that made Malick's 1973 debut such a cinematic masterpiece. While the performances in both films are notable for their deadpan delivery, here this is at the service of a wry romanticism rather than a quasi-Heideggerian exploration (still somewhat wry) of an emptiness at the heart of existence.
Rated 26 Sep 2012
80
84th
Anderson's films often come across as possessing too much forced awkwardness. The human interaction and scenes in his films never feel genuine as much as just art statements by a director primarily concerned with stylizing reality. In this he manages to capture human emotions without overdosing us on superficial flourishes of his director paintbrush. The childhood nostalgia comes across like a warm memory and the characters relatable. The 60's film style only adds to its folk story like charm.
Rated 17 Jun 2012
8
78th
Told with unflinching candor and marked by Anderson's unassuming craftsmanship, my love for this film is matched only by the leads' apparent love for each other.
Rated 06 Jul 2012
93
85th
It's a movie about childhood for adults. Not nostalgia, but rather in reminding us how very little we knew, and thus how magical the world seemed, and what a crime it is when adults are too wrapped up in their own adolescence and immaturity to recognize that no kid should be left to feel they are alone in a world they don't know very much about yet, that every kid needs someone who is undeniably on their side. A nice trilogy reminder for parents, with Little Miss Sunshine and About a Boy.
Rated 19 Jul 2017
61
28th
I knelt by the river, threw my head back and the tribal elder emptied the gourd of sticky-sweet liquid down my throat. The reason for my fasting became clear as the twee nostalgia hit my empty stomach with paralyzing force, and I had to fight the urgent signals my body was giving me to reject it. When I awoke I understood that Wes Anderson had created the most white-bread cornball shit I'd ever experienced, and I've seen You've Got Mail.
Rated 24 Oct 2012
80
77th
Charming and peculiar; it seemed like a wonderful symphony of fairy-tale characters, adventure motifs and the banality of adult existence. It certainly was neither profound nor poignant, but it was endearing and - often - quite funny. At times, it filled me with light-hearted regret that I didn't live in that world as a young teen.
Rated 19 May 2012
60
54th
You have to admire everything about this film. Anderson's vigorously consume every cinematic possibility within his style. It's not refreshing, because he's done that with all his other films, but this time it seems as if it might work. The reason why i'm not head over heels with this film is the due to the fact that I didn't find it nearly as funny as ".. Mr Fox" - the characters just aren't there.(I would like to note, though, that I saw the film with a boring french audience.)
Rated 31 Mar 2013
85
85th
Wes Anderson found the most suitable setting for his wacky style and everything worked perfectly in this movie. It is a very balanced melange of Blue Lagoon, Catcher in the Rye and Lord of Flies with the adults still around. Throw all this in a perfect storm and some brilliant imagery, it was an admirable piece of art. Neo-romantic fable, that was what this movie is.
Rated 01 Jul 2012
4
70th
This movie is so goddamned adorable it hurts. It's also the most beautifully shot of Anderson's features I've yet seen, evoking an idyllic storybook quality through soft lighting and distinct splashes of color (and of course, his usual two-dimensional/symmetrical framing). Almost every character is extraordinarily empathetic, and the whole film is just so good natured. Not to mention quite funny. So far, this is the best I've seen from Anderson.
Rated 26 May 2012
91
97th
A wonderful cast, beautifully photographed and another brilliant musical score from Mark Mothersbaugh; "Moonrise Kingdom" has Anderson stamped all over it. The young leads are probably the movies highlight, but the experienced support cast all thrive within Anderson's style. The whole storm scene in particular is close to perfection. Some will complain there's not enough new from Wes here, but they should've watched the trailer and known not to bother. A completely charming gem from Anderson.
Rated 07 Jan 2013
92
94th
Sweet offbeat story of a couple of 12 year old misfits who find each other and fall in love. They set out to spend some time together and the rest of the island is sent into chaos searching for them. Their old foes have a change of heart and soon they are helping them. A delightful quirky story with a sweet premise and happy ending. Most entertaining.
Rated 26 Sep 2012
50
34th
I get it. It's kids acting out grown-up themes. And it's quirky... boy, is it quirky. It's also Wes Anderson on repeat.
Rated 01 Sep 2012
93
97th
While I couldn't even finish The Royal Tenenbaums because of the incessant quirkiness, Moonrise Kingdom really hits the spot for me. Sure it is still full of Andersons trademark quirk, but in this case it really works. It's a lovely story about two oddball kids, skillfully mixing adventure with some dark humor. The performances by the child actors are surprisingly strong. And visually the whole thing is simply stunning. The more I think about it, the more I like it.
Rated 17 Jun 2012
90
97th
Simply wonderful. Visually perfect (dazzling use of colours, playful camerawork), structurally brilliant, packed with a load terrific characters and ideas, "Moonrise Kingdom" is quintessential Anderson -the surreal beauty of "Rushmore"'s final shot stretched into feature length. Well, not really, since that would have been a perfect film and "MK" has its faults but its eccentricity, tenderness and optimism, along with the undeniable visual flair, still make for an extremely enjoyable viewing.
Rated 08 Nov 2012
65
46th
A beauty to behold with Anderson's trademark color palettes and his usual offbeat charm. But these are mostly superficial pleasures. It didn't quite engage me at a deeper emotional level.
Rated 18 Jan 2013
76
84th
As always, Wes Anderson has no interest in capturing the world as it really is, but rather with the eye of an illustrator. The recurring references to Suzy's books seemed very appropriate as the entire movie, from the whimsical characters to the meticulously framed shots seem to come straight from the pages of a children's story. I'd say Anderson is firmly in the "love it or hate it" category, but I really can't imagine anyone truly hating this movie - it just has too much charm for that.
Rated 15 Apr 2014
92
85th
This movie was very weird but what do you expect? It's a Wes Anderson film.His movies ARE very weird but very good.I think this movie deserves a lot of credit. I loved the cast. Bill Murray was awesome,Bruce Willis was fantastic,and Edward Norton was,well spectacular.I loved Edward Norton in this movie.His troop was so funny.Great directing,acting,screenplay,and writing.
Rated 08 Jul 2012
95
92nd
Upon first viewing I was left with an ear-to-ear smile. Every character, even those on screen for a short amount of time, are given purpose, direction and depth. Anderson has a sincerity that is often either not recognized or seemingly misinterpreted. Here it is obvious. It's a tale of young love where the two lovers are equal parts far more mature than their age dictates as well as extremely naive. Beautifully done.
Rated 10 Dec 2012
85
85th
Some really interesting cinematic choices made here - from the stage show style of the opening scenes, to dynamic first-person perspectives. You can tell from the opening dialogues that the flick will be classic Wes Anderson and in no way does "Moonrise Kingdom" disappoint in that sense - it's quirky, weird, funny and loveable without crossing the line to pretense. Fun characters + fun dynamics = reason to invest. There are some absolutely hilarious lines of dialogue. Exceptional dramedy.
Rated 25 Jun 2012
81
84th
It's a seemingly simple story. Parts of Moonrise Kingdom gave me a Godard vibe. I think Wes Anderson watched Breathless a bunch of times and decided to translate it into a cutesy pre-teen tale that reflects on the adolescence of adults in a Topsy Turvy, meta-communicative fashion, with mostly positive results. The relationships between the adults seem much more immature than that of the young leads. It works as an ensemble, but would have been even better with a closed focus on the lovers.
Rated 23 Jun 2012
100
99th
Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson's most accessible film, but remains not just one of his own unique creations, it's his absolute best. It's always touching with laughs aplenty, its characters instantly endearing with their quirky Anderson deliveries. Even beyond this, the film is brilliantly made; flawlessly, in fact. It's the best film I've seen in years. I'd consider it perfect. I'd consider it timeless and worthy of a place amongst what most us already consider unshakable classics.
Rated 14 Dec 2013
93
95th
Wow. Best movie of 2012? Probably. Wes Anderson, for me, is hit or miss, but he scored huge this time. The characters are just quirky enough, the story is heartwarming, the film is funny. Fantastic. I think Edward Norton and his scout troop is probably the highlight of the film. That, or when the grossly underaged Kara Hayward strips in an awkward, boner-inducing scene. Fantastic.
Rated 19 Jun 2017
64
45th
Anderson's an undeniable master of mise en scene, but it has become so repetitive. Anyway, this movie was a lot of fun in the first act when the kids first run away. Unfortunately, it loses steam after that.
Rated 26 Sep 2012
82
87th
Wes Anderson has a lot of obvious strengths and weaknesses. I find sometimes his weaknesses outweigh the good and things get lost. This movie was a pleasure. The urgency that the characters find their own situation leads to a lot of touching and funny moments. The best movie he's made since tennenbaums.
Rated 20 Jun 2012
65
32nd
It's fun and fairly well written just like any other typical Anderson flick, though I just couldn't help but feel that he's just full of himself now. It's no surprise that he's still making the same film after almost two decades, but it's never felt so forced. Anderson's pleasant sonic and visual charms couldn't save me from not caring about any of the characters or their outcomes. I didn't hate it, I think I've just grown tired of Anderson's same old same old.
Rated 25 May 2012
81
99th
One of the few films I've seen where the cinema audience laughed aloud. It gave me the feeling of huge adventure within a small safe area that I felt when I was a child exploring the park & neighbourhood where I lived. I loved the autonomy and small areas of leadership within the scouts as that also matched my scouting experiences. I did waver a little during the lightning scene but as a piece, I loved this film.
Rated 18 May 2012
35
90th
"For the first 15 minutes or so, Moonrise Kingdom feels like the movie Wes Anderson's detractors have always accused him of churning out. Then it finds its footing and becomes a film that only Anderson could have made." - Andrew Schenker
Rated 03 Jul 2012
77
53rd
It's so constantly self-recognizing and abundantly "look how quirky. SOOOO quirky!" that it annoys me. I got sick of the deadpan, quickly-spoken dialog. The two lead kids irked me almost every time they talked. I get that it's just Anderson's intentionally quirky way. I really do. I'm just tired of it. I do think it was heartfelt, emotionally resonant and it had some funny moments. And all of the adult actors were good and I did like some of the less Anderson-y shots (there weren't very many).
Rated 30 Jun 2012
77
77th
I was all ready with my "Peter Tweenaway" quips and declare this Anderson's best by a wide margin until he loses the plot somewhere in the last third (similar to Life Aquatic). Also lots of the best bits are recycled Badlands, no?
Rated 07 Oct 2012
87
81st
Wes Anderson > Tim Burton
Rated 24 Nov 2012
67
62nd
Wonderful attention to aesthetics, as expected with Anderson's films. Seriously, every shot could be framed in a museum, and that alone is a cinematic feat. The story and the characters, however, are disappointingly shallow in comparison.
Rated 10 Jul 2012
80
62nd
I've disliked ever Anderson movie I've ever seen. I sat stone-faced through "Rushmore" and wondered who could possibly find any of this funny. I fell asleep not twice but thrrrrrice! during "The Royal Tannenbaums". But this...there was something about this that stuck with me. It could have been the work of the two lead children, who were both fantastic and knew their characters extremely well. A welcome return to form for Ed Norton, too. I forgot how funny he could be with the right material.
Rated 10 Jun 2012
80
91st
this is what royal tennenbaums and darjeeling limited should have been ...
Rated 05 Aug 2012
59
9th
The first 30 minutes of this cartoonish fairy tale (it would've been better as an animated short) r relentlessly unamusing, unless u find quirky kids repeatedly behaving like adults amusing. There's a tiny handful of poignant moments 2 b found in the outsiders-against-the-world storyline, & a daringly "adult", yet sweet, moment between the kids, but this is like being waterboarded w/ whimsy. Whimsical = less than humorous/amusing. Humorous/amusing = less than funny. 90 minutes of whimsy = lethal
Rated 02 Oct 2012
55
44th
It's definitely original but maybe even too much so. I find Anderson's style here mostly annoying. The story is unfocused and moving at such a fast pace it's impossible to concentrate on anything. Still, the plot is nice enough and there is a lot of interesting content like the music and the visual style.
Rated 12 Jun 2012
92
91st
A sincere, heartfelt tale of childhood. Anderson finds comedic use for every formal element available, which, combined with lovable performances, ensures a permanent smile on your face throughout the entire film.
Rated 11 Jul 2012
78
36th
Very ambitious, and very sterile.
Rated 04 Jul 2012
100
98th
The seamless formalism of Anderson's cinematography blends an array of marvelous sepia-toned colour palettes, film grain, and meticulously choreographed scenes, all set to finely scored and curated music (that ranges from Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra at the opening to Françoise Hardy's debut album in the spectacular beach scene) and a story that powerfully synthesises a childlike romanticism, touches of black humour, and social realism into a fluid narrative.
Rated 14 Jul 2012
90
94th
No surprises that Anderson would successfully capture the spirit of youth, but that doesn't explain just how well he did it. Contrasting this boundless excitement with the cynicism of the adult world just drives this home further. The two leads are wonderful, but everyone else has their time to shine, especially Norton's scoutmaster and Willis doing something different. A fun ride, and endlessly hilarious.
Rated 02 Jul 2012
92
95th
Anderson's best, and his most complicated structurally. Perfectly executed from start to finish.
Rated 27 Jun 2015
95
97th
Written, directed, and produced by Wes Anderson has never sounded so good. This transcends beyond being his best work I have seen, into being one of my favorite movies. Paired with brilliant acting, vibrant settings, and Anderson's quirky and unique direction, Moonrise Kingdom tells a beautiful story of adolescence, emotions, and maturity. A must-see.
Rated 03 Jun 2013
100
95th
Flubbing fantastic. My third Wes Anderson movie, and the second one I gave a perfect score to. I should really rewatch his older work.
Rated 10 Jul 2012
95
97th
A very joyful Romeo and Juliet with that Anderson touch.
Rated 28 Sep 2012
85
80th
Damn Criticker, 96? So it's not as good as Criticker thought I'd think... but I still really enjoyed it. The costumes, the weird and quirky world (and characters) that Anderson created, the way it examined childhood, and the humour, it all made this a joy to watch. Everyone puts in good performances, and the musical choices were nice.
Rated 18 Jul 2019
71
53rd
I'm quick to fall for WA films but somehow I'm always left with a faint indifference. The persistent uniformity of his fine-tuned cutesy quirkiness can end up flattening the tone, encrusting the drama & taking the punch out of the punches. The brilliantly crafted aesthetic goes past effective storytelling even undermining emotional moments. So comfy, precise & indulgent it feels like a gorgeous & charming but mechanistic vision of childhood pain & imagination. A repressed part of me adores this.
Rated 20 Oct 2012
90
80th
This isn't really a comedy but it could hardly be considered a drama. It's... something else and is also Anderson's most purely beautiful work in both heart and visual style. I also have to mention the outstanding score by Desplat. Anderson's best film since Bottle Rocket.
Rated 19 Mar 2015
84
78th
The first half is, like, a 90 and the second is about a 75. Throw on a few points because it's so nice to look at the whole way through and here we are.
Rated 30 May 2012
90
93rd
Gorgeous, hilarious, and genuinely heartfelt in a way Anderson's films have never been before.
Rated 07 Jun 2016
13
0th
Awkward and boring. Sorry, everyone.
Rated 27 Nov 2012
89
92nd
Fantastic, this has wonderful photography, great characters, and perfect music. I haven't seen a film with such amazing energy in a long time.
Rated 25 May 2012
94
94th
Not exactly a stylistic jump for Anderson but it's a refinement of his style - darkly humorous, fantastic framing/use of music/casting. It's nice to see Anderson develop his skills from his experience with Fantastic Mr. Fox - interesting stop-motion work and some impressively stylish practical effects. I especially enjoyed the performance of Bruce Willis - it's very different and it pays off well - although Anderson always gets good performances out of everyone - even his younger leads.
Rated 03 Jul 2012
53
36th
The love for Wes Anderson eludes me. Terribly weak characterization admist some very pretty visuals and talented directing. It's hard to find sincerity within Anderson's work and his characters as well even though I'm completely confident that Anderson is as genuine as they come. Meh, I don't get it.
Rated 09 Aug 2012
77
40th
This film didn't change my feelings towards Wes Anderson. I can certainly appreciate how well it was made, how absorbed you get in the world he creates, and the cast giving great performances. I was real excited to see Francis McDormand as she has that face that suits most Anderson films. She was indeed great - but I just can't seem to care about them. I understand the message of teen love and growing up and all those things. Maybe it's the quirky dialogue and mannerisms that doesn't draw me in.
Rated 08 Oct 2012
85
90th
Everything you would expect from Wes Anderson and maybe more.
Rated 22 Oct 2012
3
1st
Absolutely horrible. Brutally boring, terrible script and hammy acting. 3 points for Edward Norton. But even he has no hope of saving this film from awfulness.
Rated 26 May 2013
60
20th
I can appreciate the quirkiness for which Moonrise Kingdom was going, but it's just too over-the-top for me to enjoy. I like Wes Anderson's previous offerings, but this one just doesn't feel like his usual work. Great cast, interesting approach, just not for me.
Rated 24 Jul 2015
61
23rd
Not for me. Typical Anderson style, which is to say quite irritating, something about it just rubs me the wrong way. Early on in the film I was very close to just turning off the film, but I kept watching and was kind of glad I did, it did get better. But still not a good film. The characters, script and acting all could have used more work. The cinematography is pretty nice but the whole over-the-top quirky vibe kind of ruined it for me. No substance, only watch if you like Anderson's style.
Rated 09 Jan 2013
60
38th
Easily the most beautiful Wes Anderson Film. It is also the most shallow. The world is magical. Every shot is filled with grandiose detail. Unfortunately the world is filled with forgettable characters and uninteresting events. I love most of Wes Anderson's work but this is a big miss. While technically superior, this is his worst effort since Bottle Rocket.
Rated 06 Jul 2012
7
84th
Immensely charming in its visual design, script, and performances. 2012's tolerable cinematic love story (since we only get one a year).
Rated 15 Jun 2012
0
7th
If you're one of those people who don't get what the big deal about Wes Anderson is, this movie will confirm that feeling beyond any doubt. As a moviegoer who prefers verbal humour, which this movie is utterly devoid of, but who also loves physical comedy and can even laugh at the occasional fart-joke, I can positively say that I haven't laughed once in this movie, and I can with all confidence say that anyone who did has reached a level of mental degeneration bordering on retardation.
Rated 31 Dec 2012
83
67th
Wonderful soundtrack. Beautiful execution. Quite funny in parts. Missing something. There seems to be a lack of development. Specifically Bill Murry's character, but others as well. After the first escape attempt the movie has little more to say. Seems to be an exercise in narrative composition, a la the record at the beginning instructing the listener on how classical music is composed. Also the Noah's Ark references were a bit heavy handed.
Rated 24 Sep 2012
90
94th
With time Wes Anderson has matured and grown a much-needed heart - without losing his unique cinematic eye. 'Moonrise Kingdom' balances just about perfectly the fine line between gorgeously nostalgic 16mm art and unspoiled tenderness. This is movie magic in it's purest, rarest form.
Rated 07 Dec 2014
85
94th
I wish this wasn't as excellent as it is because it is basically Vampire Weekend: The Movie.
Rated 04 Feb 2014
5
70th
light-hearted with a soft bite. undoubtedly extremely well compiled and its explorations of youth is interesting; nevertheless, something about it prevented it from really affecting me. perhaps it's the quirkiness that never felt entirely natural, a bit forced, not helped by the two leads whose effort was admirable but suffered the usual issues of young actors.
Rated 29 Dec 2012
90
94th
Delightfully quirky. A sweet, kind of, tale of young love. Lots of little easter eggs for the sharp eyed. Overly serious scouts, verging on hammy adult performances, another great from Wes Anderson
Rated 23 Jun 2012
6
55th
All right, nothing special. It's disappointing that most of the movie is with the kids because child actors are the absolute worst thing. Has a few funny parts, drags in the beginning, then gets really ludicrous towards the end and finally wrapping up with a nice ending. Jason Scwartzman was excellent in his small role, nice to see he finally got rid of the 16 year old haircut. Anderson's second worse movie.
Rated 04 Oct 2012
94
97th
Welp, this is an incredibly beautiful and wistful movie about childhood with which Anderson's style meshes perfectly. There's a tendency in the narrative to go to dark and vulnerable places, but the notably fantastic cast lighten the load with sincere (sometimes blunt) character quirks. By the end, you just feel more...well, human.
Rated 27 Dec 2012
80
84th
At the risk of losing my reviewer cred, this is only the second full Anderson movie I've seen. Now: I really liked the mythic elements and style. But Anderson (so far) strikes me as bit of a young and hip version of everything people (falsely) accused Kubrick of being: Someone who might well understand emotions but can't really make his audience emphatize. The film is smart and interesting, but I felt detached from it, though I feel that'll pass after a few more films or a rewatch.
Rated 22 Oct 2017
70
82nd
A visual delight.
Rated 17 Jun 2012
100
90th
I'll be very surprised if I'm not looking back in a few months and naming this film of the year. Moonrise Kingdom is about as close to cinematographical perfection as I have ever experienced. It is impressive on every level, every step of the way. Genuine American cinema at it's finest.
Rated 04 Jun 2012
100
99th
This is another amazing work by Wes Anderson. The script is delightful, there are so many humorous and interesting characters. The cast is great with numerous actors giving fun performances. The film also has a stunning visual look. I can not help but highly recommend this great film.
Rated 17 Jun 2012
90
94th
A lovely and optimistic film. It is, by any account, a great movie. The characters are interesting, the story is well paced, the actors are amazing, and it's a beautiful film. This film has a touchingly sincere thread of optimism despite the fact that many of the protagonists face some deep depression or difficulty. The love story of Sam and Suzy is the heart and soul of this movie and it's very well done. A great demonstration of the innocence and depth of young love.
Rated 11 Jan 2013
80
88th
Very Wes Anderson movie. The movie will entertain you all throughout. The movie has everything in it to make it good -- acting, script, dialoge direction. The acting by the kids are amazing. A must watch for one and all.
Rated 13 Jun 2012
55
11th
It's hard for me to imagine why this movie gets such great reviews. I saw it in the theater yesterday and the the only redeeming factor of the whole experience was that I saw it for free. The audience was roaring with laughter at such inane humor that it was surreal. Although I grew up most of my life in the States, I think this brand of humor is really quite thinly American. I thought the story was quite rubbish and the quirkiness which I appreciate in moderate doses was really over the top
Rated 30 Sep 2014
100
98th
Underneath all the hipster bullshit is a beautiful tale about growing up and that first summer crush.
Rated 31 May 2012
94
97th
The future of cinema.
Rated 07 Jan 2014
85
80th
In a word, "Brilliant"!
Rated 20 Sep 2012
90
92nd
Worth the price of admission for Bill Murray's angered dash on the beach.
Rated 09 Jun 2012
90
94th
It is sincere and joyful without being excessive or sentimental. I almost felt bad that I was expecting more cynicism or irony.
Rated 05 Oct 2012
80
78th
Long live childhood!
Rated 26 Jan 2014
83
91st
Anderson's style is all over this, but it doesn't get in the way of the fun, charming story. It is beautifully shot, with good performances from the cast, and the soundtrack was curiously effective. The two young leads were excellent. This was funny, smart, efficient storytelling, and very likeable.
Rated 02 Jun 2012
92
86th
My favourite Wes Anderson yet: he completely and utterly nails the central characters. The tone and narrative are pitch-perfect and the cinematography is spot-on.
Rated 05 Sep 2013
91
89th
Brilliant coming of age film. The art and set design along with the camerawork is awesome and maybe the best part of the movie, just seeing the very deliberately crafted sets and scenes. Everyone is spot on in their roles with one hell of a cast. Such a fantastical romantic journey.
Rated 31 Aug 2015
70
71st
Wes anderson's films, although lacking in deep spiritualism, are a fun time out at the films. They grip you with their plots and stun with the symmetrical framing. Insert a chortle or two and you're on your way.
Rated 16 Jul 2013
100
93rd
Just... perfect. In every way. Utterly captivating.
Rated 08 Jan 2013
84
88th
Easily the best Wes Anderson film I've seen -- the only one I've truly liked. Sweeter and more clever than his other efforts.
Rated 17 Jun 2012
77
88th
One of the better surprises of 2012 so far, Moonrise Kingdom combines a fantastic experienced cast with two talented newbies, a wonderful Desplat soundtrack and glorious photography to create one of the warmest films ever. It doesn't keep up the same quality for the whole time, but deserves a four star rating nonetheless.
Rated 15 Apr 2013
9
70th
I had forgotten that there were pieces of childhood that almost felt magical. This movie is completely enchanting.
Rated 05 Feb 2017
55
24th
It's always hit or miss with Wes Anderson. That was a miss.
Rated 23 Jan 2013
80
81st
A big surprise for me. I really really enjoyed it (even more than "Fantastic Mr. Fox"). The music, casting and visuals were truly great. It's just so genuine.
Rated 25 Sep 2012
34
79th
Gorgeous cinematography. Great Story.
Rated 19 Nov 2013
75
84th
Moonrise Kingdom doesn't work for the entirety of its running time, but you know what? It doesn't matter. When it focuses on its two leading children, it's pretty much a perfect movie. It captures a moment in childhood so well that you can only imagine how its director, Wes Anderson, managed to get into that mindset. At times, it feels like it could be a documentary. However, like what happens to the kids in the film, the adults ruin the fun. I wish we didn't need them in a movie like this.
Rated 01 May 2013
75
88th
Well told adventure as seen through the eyes of a child and the way he perceives the world and the people around him. Some meta elements - "poems don't always have to rhyme, they just have to be creative," as well as the deus ex machina parody. Very clever, but needs a couple of watches.
Rated 13 Oct 2012
86
96th
It's only the second Anderson movie i like. But boy is this one good.
Rated 02 Oct 2012
79
47th
Very very very very light. Slacks big time on the andersonian blueishness-of-heart. Sure, it is loaded with moodiness, but not the regular and the expected. Still, extremely pretty overall, especially those warm angular...angles. What really surprises me is that the young`uns playing the leads were a lot more remarcable than the rest of the cast, which i expected to blow my mind. Ed Norton did a great job, but that's about it.
Rated 30 Jun 2012
85
76th
The typical fare from one of my favorite directors. The difference between this film and his previous efforts is that this is a rushed hour and thirty minute comedy instead of the longer more fleshed out dramedy it needed to be. Everything about this film is near perfect. It just felt like it was missing the extra oomph that Anderson's touching dramatic scenes usually offer. The audience receives a taste of this at the end but it only leaves you wanting more.

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