• Released
  • May 25, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 34 min
  • Romance
  • 1,976 Fan Ratings

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The formality of Moonrise Kingdom - the orderly structure and dreamlike perfection of it all - is as poetic as any film I've seen this year.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Moonrise Kingdom is Anderson's seventh movie, and it's the first since "Rushmore" that works from the opening shot to the final image.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The usual complaints and caveats about Anderson - he's precious, his characters have no grounding in the real world - can be made about Moonrise Kingdom, but so what? This is his seventh feature, he has been working with a gang of collaborators in front of the camera and behind, and his worldview gets richer, and more revealing, even as the view from his lens gets smaller, closer, almost two-dimensional in its oddball tableaux.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Beguiling and endearing.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The top-tier cast, including Tilda Swinton as a character called Social Services, may be star overload, but each actor performs small miracles.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Literate, melancholy and magical, Moonrise Kingdom is quintessential Wes Anderson, infused with his brand of daffy wit.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though not as impactful as Anderson's strongest works - including its adolescent cousin, "Rushmore" - "Kingdom" unfolds with an asymmetrical lyricism of its own.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For some viewers, Moonrise Kingdom may be movie heaven, another bric-a-brac-jammed bauble to place alongside "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" and "The Darjeeling Limited." Personally, though, I wish that Anderson would come out from under the glass, or at least change what he's doing under there.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
So why can't I love Moonrise Kingdom? For all the movie's technical meticulousness, the storytelling still has a wiggly-waggly quality, like a dangly loose tooth.
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84 out of 100
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