Moonrise Kingdom Synopsis
A search party looks for a pair of wayward lovers.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Welcome to Wes Andersonville

By willowarmadillo
Quirky and sweet, Moonrise Kingdom has similar art direction and characters as The Royal Tannenbaums. Each frame is rich in visual detail and the awkward characters and stilted dialogue works....

Anderson Rising

By Beautifully Damned
One need only watch the first frame to see that they are headlong into the distinct and obsessively detailed world of a Wes Anderson film. Moonrise displays all the Anderson signatures: deliciously...

Wes Anderson's best

By alangordonpartridge
It's the coolest-looking, funniest, and most action-packed movie Wes Anderson has ever made. Unlike his others, it's a little light on the oldies soundtrack, but the few songs in this one really...

Moonrise Kingdom

By leslierklotz
One of the worst movies I have seen in a long while. Pointless, Not funny, A very unintieresting plot with a big whiff of who cares? -- and so many talented actors with nothing funny or relevant to...

Over acted and under scripted!

Tried too hard to be a 60's period piece with up-tight people..... ok for a little while but not for the whole movie....

Moonrise Kingdom is superb!

By annamato
I hope someone actually reads this. I went with no expectations and didn't even know much about the movie except that Wes Anderson, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand were involved.this movie. It's...

First Movie in a LONG Time that I Want to Tell the World About

By mcface88
The best part about this movie is that it is unlike ANYTHING released in the probably the past 10 years. It's fun, quirky, and most importantly...DIFFERENT. #MUSTSEE...

Great Movie!

By bailmorr05
One of the best films I've seen in a long time. Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward made a hilarious duo. It was just an an all around great film, from the acting to the editing. GO see this film!...

Another hit from the genius of Wes Anderson

By lupodwdm
Moonrise Kingdom was another beautiful film from the mind of Wes Anderson. The look and feel of the movie were just beautiful and carried his signature style. He heavily accentuated the reds and...

Wes Anderson at his best

By LukeG
I loved Moonrise Kingdom - an absolutely delightful film about finding first love at age 12 on an island off the coast of New England in 1965. Great performances from all concerned, especially...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content and Smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Typically quirky Wes Anderson dramedy has lots of heart.
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