Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

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Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums) comedy set in the summer of ’65 where a small community is mobilised in search of two runaway 12-year-old lovebirds. The all-star cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.

A quiet community resides on an island off the coast of New England. After falling in love, former Khaki Scout and orphan Sam (Jared Gilman) runs away with forlorn Suzy (Kara Hayward) into the island's wilderness. With the local sheriff (Willis), the girl’s parents (Murray and Frances McDormand), Social Services (Tilda Swinton) and a Khaki Scout troop leader (Norton) all trying to stabilise the situation, the search threatens to become a disaster when a violent storm brews off-shore.

2012Rating: PG, for sexual content and smoking94 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Wes Anderson ('The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'Rushmore', 'Bottle Rocket')
Writer:
Wes AndersonRoman Coppola
Cast:
Bruce WillisEdward NortonTilda SwintonBill MurrayFrances McDormandJason SchwartzmanHarvey KeitelBob BalabanJared GilmanKara Hayward
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Variety

Variety

press

Represents a sort of non-magical Neverland -- that momentous instant when the world can seem so small and a naive crush can feel all-consuming.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Non-fans might call it over-familiar comfort cinema but with the craft so loving and new elements so well-integrated, his singular pitch remains a thing to cherish.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Anderson's romantic fantasia is after something much more complicated and profound-an ever-renewing balance between the hopes of youth and the disappointments of age.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Breezes along with a beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A very charming, beautifully wrought, if somehow depthless film - eccentric but heartfelt, and thought through to the tiniest, quirkiest detail in the classic Anderson style.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The success of "Moonrise Kingdom" depends on its understated gravity. None of the actors ever play for laughs or put sardonic spins on their material.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Primarily, this is a film to be savoured for it’s hyper-ornate visual schemes: each one more splendid and breathtaking than the previous.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a Wes Anderson film -- more lightweight than some, possessing a stronger emotional undertow than others -- that will strike the uninitiated as conspicuously arch.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As funny, bittersweet and as distinct as you’d expect from Wes Anderson, a director who helps you know you are not alone. Terrific performances from sprogs to stars and a lovely sense of the sorrow and joy of growing up.

4.0
0

This is probably Wes Anderson's best film since Rushmore. This is defiantly an excellent film that should be on everyones must watch list for the year. Having some excellent performances from the adult cast of Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis's strange role as Captain Sharp. But the real stand out of the film is the performance of the young cast...

4.0
0

Loved this movie from beginning to end. Loved how the story line got more and more outrageous and implausible as it went on. Casting was prefect, story was superb. A must see movie if you love Wes Anderson or just love quirky movies.

4.0
0

I did not find this movie surreal at all, to me it is an intelligent heart touching manifest for the good in humans, backed up by a thoughtful script, excellent acting and loving sense of humour.

5.0
0

It didn't quite work for me but I admire anything different.

3.0
0

Wes Anderson serves up a visual feast with this whimsical tale. Some might find it over art-directed but for me it felt like a cross between a movie and a story book, a little charmer. Ed Norton's chain-smoking scout leader was my favourite character in an impressive list of quirky oddballs. I think most people would find something to like about this little...

5.0
0

Moonrise Kingdom has all the quirk Wes Anderson films are famed for, and a sweetness about it that manages to capture a magic, and innocence, of youth which seems sadly missing from cinema, these days, with its preoccupation with extremes. This is a quiet, understated, film that seems to hit every note right. It never feels patronizing to children, the way...

5.0
0

This is quite an unusual, quirky, film - a kind of children's story for adults (though you could safely take your junior teens). The story deals with two 12 year olds who run away together and the ensuing manhunt for them. Set in 1965, those of you who grew up through that period will remember a time of innocence and the movie reflects that. The 2 main...

4.0
0

Wes Anderson can be an acquired taste and I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of his films but this one just shot into my top ten fave movies ever Quirky & beautifully shot this film is both melancholic and hopeful. Many a teenager feels an outcast and this movie brings to the screen two great characters who we fall for and root for all the way. Great casting...

4.0
0

Not being a Wes Anderson afficianado, could quite get into it it. Sorry.

3.0
0

The plot is simple; two pre-pubescent children run away from home and Scout camp respectively, while their family and friends search for them. The children's antics mirror the freedom that the adults yearn for (particularly Frances McDormand, who is dedicated to a loveless marriage). Edward Norton's washed up Scout Leader was great. His zeal for his...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Represents a sort of non-magical Neverland -- that momentous instant when the world can seem so small and a naive crush can feel all-consuming.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Non-fans might call it over-familiar comfort cinema but with the craft so loving and new elements so well-integrated, his singular pitch remains a thing to cherish.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Anderson's romantic fantasia is after something much more complicated and profound-an ever-renewing balance between the hopes of youth and the disappointments of age.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Breezes along with a beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A very charming, beautifully wrought, if somehow depthless film - eccentric but heartfelt, and thought through to the tiniest, quirkiest detail in the classic Anderson style.

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The success of "Moonrise Kingdom" depends on its understated gravity. None of the actors ever play for laughs or put sardonic spins on their material.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Primarily, this is a film to be savoured for it’s hyper-ornate visual schemes: each one more splendid and breathtaking than the previous.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a Wes Anderson film -- more lightweight than some, possessing a stronger emotional undertow than others -- that will strike the uninitiated as conspicuously arch.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

As funny, bittersweet and as distinct as you’d expect from Wes Anderson, a director who helps you know you are not alone. Terrific performances from sprogs to stars and a lovely sense of the sorrow and joy of growing up.

4.0
0

This is probably Wes Anderson's best film since Rushmore. This is defiantly an excellent film that should be on everyones must watch list for the year. Having some excellent performances from the adult cast of Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis's strange role as Captain Sharp. But the real stand out of the film is the performance of the young...

4.0
0

Loved this movie from beginning to end. Loved how the story line got more and more outrageous and implausible as it went on. Casting was prefect, story was superb. A must see movie if you love Wes Anderson or just love quirky movies.

4.0
0

I did not find this movie surreal at all, to me it is an intelligent heart touching manifest for the good in humans, backed up by a thoughtful script, excellent acting and loving sense of humour.

5.0
0

It didn't quite work for me but I admire anything different.

3.0
0

Wes Anderson serves up a visual feast with this whimsical tale. Some might find it over art-directed but for me it felt like a cross between a movie and a story book, a little charmer. Ed Norton's chain-smoking scout leader was my favourite character in an impressive list of quirky oddballs. I think most people would find something to like about this...

5.0
0

Moonrise Kingdom has all the quirk Wes Anderson films are famed for, and a sweetness about it that manages to capture a magic, and innocence, of youth which seems sadly missing from cinema, these days, with its preoccupation with extremes. This is a quiet, understated, film that seems to hit every note right. It never feels patronizing to children, the...

5.0
0

This is quite an unusual, quirky, film - a kind of children's story for adults (though you could safely take your junior teens). The story deals with two 12 year olds who run away together and the ensuing manhunt for them. Set in 1965, those of you who grew up through that period will remember a time of innocence and the movie reflects that. The 2 main...

4.0
0

Wes Anderson can be an acquired taste and I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of his films but this one just shot into my top ten fave movies ever Quirky & beautifully shot this film is both melancholic and hopeful. Many a teenager feels an outcast and this movie brings to the screen two great characters who we fall for and root for all the way. Great...

4.0
0

Not being a Wes Anderson afficianado, could quite get into it it. Sorry.

3.0
0

The plot is simple; two pre-pubescent children run away from home and Scout camp respectively, while their family and friends search for them. The children's antics mirror the freedom that the adults yearn for (particularly Frances McDormand, who is dedicated to a loveless marriage). Edward Norton's washed up Scout Leader was great. His zeal for his...

4.0
0