• Ashley Smith

    ★★★★ Watched by Ashley Smith 04 May, 2016

    My first Wes Anderson! Yay!
    And to be honest, I'm not sure what I think about it. Personally, I prefer realism over heavy stylization and deadpan acting. But I have to admit that the distinctiveness of Anderson's  style makes the film seem more personal to the filmmaker and helps me feel more like I'm peering into someone's mind rather than their presenting a packaged message to me. The story seems to be more personalized and yet more open to interpretation…

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  • Joey1011

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Joey1011 04 May, 2016

    So the other day I watched Moonrise Kingdom and it was actually pretty damn good. It has a nice mix of the tighter framed style of Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the looser, less urgent style of his earlier films like Bottle Rocket. The story seems to come from a deep place in Wes's heart, and it shows here. The young actors were all surprisingly good, especially the main ones. Hmm, I never knew it was possible for child actors to…

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  • Robbie Newman

    ★★★★½ Watched by Robbie Newman 13 Feb, 2013

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    (originally written in early 2014)

    For someone with such a distinctive style–almost to the point of predictability–Wes Anderson’s track record is pretty good. And even with his best-remembered work over a decade ago, Moonrise Kingdom shows he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

    Moonrise Kingdom is, at its core, about growing up and the way children interact with adults and each other. The children in the movie are precocious, self-serious, and melodramatic, which isn’t all that unusual…

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  • Paul Griffin

    ★★★★ Added by Paul Griffin

    Loved it. Another really striking film visually. Everyone in it spoke like a robot though, as is Wes Anderson's way.

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  • Ben Lott

    ★★ Watched by Ben Lott 29 Apr, 2016

    I have very limited experience with Wes Anderson, but if Moonrise Kingdom is indicative of the majority of his work then it might not be for me. There is one aspect of Anderson's film-making that I greatly respect and can easily get behind, though. I love the meticulous way he captures his own visual style. The perfect framing of scenes in rooms built specifically for appearing on camera makes the movie look like a story book. You can tell that…

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  • caddenbro

    ★★★★ Rewatched by caddenbro 28 Apr, 2016

    Upon second viewing, I found the dark cynicism underneath Anderson's polished surface both endearing and depressing. The film deals with some heavy material but doesn't dwell on it enough to register the horror of the situation in a disturbing way. Instead, the film treats the situations with a lighthearted, "everything-will-be-fine" sort of attitude. This really lends itself to many laughs throughout Moonrise Kingdom, like the lefty scissors joke or the implicit morning after camping sequence.

    This film relies heavily on…

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  • David Basanta

    ★★★★½ Added by David Basanta

    “Querida Suzy: he tratado duramente de hacer amigos, pero siento que a la gente no le gusta mi personalidad. De hecho, puedo entender el por qué no…”
    (Sam)

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  • isabel

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by isabel 01 May, 2016

    roosevelt, how's that lanyard coming?

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  • Isabelle Brandelero

    ★★★ Added by Isabelle Brandelero

    dormi na metade mas é bonito

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  • mreaney

    ★★★½ Rewatched by mreaney 30 Apr, 2016

    Forgot how heartfelt it was. It's rare that I enjoy a sweet film, let alone one about kids.

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  • Richie Schumann

    ★★★★½ Watched by Richie Schumann 28 Apr, 2016

    I really appreciate Wes Anderson as a director but I feel like the line gets blurred when trying separate his movies from one another, if you like his style you like his films, now this isn't a bad thing, but for me it just doesn't allow any of his films to stand out much, with that being said, I totally enjoyed this charming little gem.

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  • Aaron Hendrix

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Aaron Hendrix 28 Apr, 2016

    I'm a khaki scout it's what I'm trained for.

    Immaculately shot, cute, and exceedingly well-written, Moonrise Kingdom is one of Wes Anderson's very best. I give it a 4/5.

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