Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

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Isle of Dogs

The voices of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Edward Norton star in Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated comedy about a Japanese boy who sets out on an adventure to find his dog.

When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast rubbish-dump called Trash Island, young Atari Kobayashi (newcomer Koyu Rankin) sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

2018Rating: PG, Mild themes, animated violence and coarse language101 minsUSA
AdventureAnimatedComedyFestival & Independent
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Variety

Variety

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Say "Isle of Dogs" fast and it comes out sounding an awful lot like "I Love Dogs" - which makes sense, since that's pretty much the chief takeaway from Wes Anderson's delightful new animated feature.

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The Times

The Times

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Don't let the fluffy faces fool you. Wes Anderson's latest animation delivers talking dogs and snicker-inducing scenarios. But it's also bleak and frequently unsettling, a dazzling family movie with the darkest of hearts.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is by some measure Anderson's weirdest concoction ever, in all sorts of good ways. And it probably counts as his most daring, too.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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This hugely enjoyable package shows an indefatigably fertile imagination letting rip in inimitable style - and packing an eco-themed, antibigotry message as well.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

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If you've ever liked Wes Anderson before, it will quite probably be one of your favourite and best-remembered films of 2018.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Anderson's trademark tongue-in-cheek humour and deadpan quips are there to ease the way, which seem more fluidly delivered by puppets than in Anderson's live-action fare.

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Independent

Independent

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Anderson is clearly a dog lover himself and his film is bound to appeal to anyone who shares his passion. All in all, the film is quite a treat.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The unique charm of Isle of Dogs is its bottomless vault of curios, its sly humour, playful graphic inserts and dexterous narrative detours.

0

So cool

Wes Anderson always delivers

4.0
0

Good.

Its beautiful, charming and full of heart.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Say "Isle of Dogs" fast and it comes out sounding an awful lot like "I Love Dogs" - which makes sense, since that's pretty much the chief takeaway from Wes Anderson's delightful new animated feature.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Don't let the fluffy faces fool you. Wes Anderson's latest animation delivers talking dogs and snicker-inducing scenarios. But it's also bleak and frequently unsettling, a dazzling family movie with the darkest of hearts.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is by some measure Anderson's weirdest concoction ever, in all sorts of good ways. And it probably counts as his most daring, too.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This hugely enjoyable package shows an indefatigably fertile imagination letting rip in inimitable style - and packing an eco-themed, antibigotry message as well.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

If you've ever liked Wes Anderson before, it will quite probably be one of your favourite and best-remembered films of 2018.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Anderson's trademark tongue-in-cheek humour and deadpan quips are there to ease the way, which seem more fluidly delivered by puppets than in Anderson's live-action fare.

0
Independent

Independent

press

Anderson is clearly a dog lover himself and his film is bound to appeal to anyone who shares his passion. All in all, the film is quite a treat.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The unique charm of Isle of Dogs is its bottomless vault of curios, its sly humour, playful graphic inserts and dexterous narrative detours.

0

So cool

Wes Anderson always delivers

4.0
0

Good.

Its beautiful, charming and full of heart.

4.0
0