• Charles Palentine

    ★★★★ Watched by Charles Palentine 28 Dec, 2012

    In keeping with a style distinctly his own, Wes Anderson delivers another brilliant film. The characters, dialogue, fantastical elements, and precise framing are all here in Anderson’s romance about a (very) young couple that flees their current place of residence. It doesn’t feel like there’s anything profound because of the style, but really I think there is. It seems to focus on relationships both peer-to-peer and adult to child. What’s our responsibility to one another? This question I think is…


  • Elle

    ★★★★½ Watched by Elle 22 Oct, 2014

    I feel like this movie might be Wes Anderson's best. All of my favourite classic shots from him was all present in the movie. It is also applied in a way that's subtle and real in the setting of the movie. Since, I love all of Wes Anderson's movies so it's not really a surprise I felt the same way for this as well.


  • SleepyDino

    ★★★★ Watched by SleepyDino 11 Jan, 2014



  • Maryam Elshemy

    ★★★★★ Added by Maryam Elshemy

    Loved everything about this film from the witty, thoughtful dialogue to the soundtrack to the cinematography. One of my favorite Wes Anderson films and definitely holds a place in my all time top 10.


  • Henrik Schunk

    ★★★★ Added by Henrik Schunk

    Quiet a lovely story but I found this to be (arguably) Anderson's most psychedlic and inaccessible work to this day, that is, if one takes his early caper days (Bottle Rocket) as anything to go by. Whenever the film focused on the peripheral search for the lost children and ginger balance of conscience, duty and guilty that run through the veins of all the protagonists to a degree, the film is quite entertaining in a prosaic sort of way, humorus…


  • ashleyheesch

    ★★★★★ Added by ashleyheesch

    Moonrise Kingdom, an unconventional movie directed by Wes Anderson, uses unconventional style in its characters relationships to portray the meaning of young love in two 12 year old innocent adolescents. The two child protagonists and lovers are 12 year old sassy misfit Suzy Bishop, and Khaki Scout, Sam Shakusky, They write letters to each other which causes their feelings toward each other to blossom from strangers to lovers infatuated with each other. I loved watching the two interact with each…


  • nathanreider

    Added by nathanreider

    The most unconventional aspect of "Moonrise Kingdom" is the point of view through which the story is told. The main characters are Sam and Suzy, two twelve-year-olds with messed up family lives, and the movie is shown from their perspectives. Because both Sam and Suzy are seen as outcasts by their families and friends, many struggles between the characters are illustrated. The viewer watches these battles from the victim's point of view, and realizes how right Sam and Suzy are,…


  • benmsisson

    ★★★★½ Watched by benmsisson 16 Oct, 2014

    There was a lot of complexity put into this movie, and to understand some of the imagery would require at least a second viewing.

    "Moonrise Kingdom" uses unconventional narrative style to portray the feelings of childhood love. To begin with, much of the humor was either dry and drawn out or seemingly out of place slapstick humor. Our sense of humor is not entirely developed when we are children, and so this complete awkwardness fits well. During multiple points throughout…


  • kailahkorsh

    Added by kailahkorsh

    Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson, is an extremely unconventional movie in terms of its relationships and conflict, as well as many other aspects. The main relationship of the film is between two twelve year olds: an orphan Khaki Scout named Sam Shakusky and a troubled girl named Suzy Bishop. The two kids meet and become infatuated with each other because they both have nobody else in their own lives to relate to. They form a relationship and fall in…


  • cronic

    ★★½ Watched by cronic 16 Oct, 2014


    I don't really like Anderson's corny cinematic style. The horrible effects were unnecessary. On the other hand  it's watchable because of the uniqueness


  • Chris

    ★★★★ Watched by Chris 11 Oct, 2014

    Loved it - having never been a fan of Wes Anderson's movies, I tremendously enjoyed The Grand Budapest Hotel earlier this year and gave his earlier works a new shot (was put off by Darjeeling Limited and The Royal Tenenbaums).
    Moonrise Kingdom is accessible, it features beautiful landscapes, a somehow heart-warming story and his usual array of weird characters. As expected, they are all played brilliantly by well-known actors, except for the kids - who do a very fine job…


  • Joshua Correll

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Joshua Correll 10 Oct, 2014

    Some really great acting in this one (especially by Ed Norton and all of the scouts) but it just doesn't stand out to me the same way that Anderson's others do. Still, beautiful to look at and definitely one of Anderson's best love stories.