Summary: Criterion offers yet another gorgeous restoration of a Wes Anderson film, one of his best in this case, stalwartly continuing to ensure that one of America's finest directors is properly recognized for the master artist that he's become.
'Moonrise Kingdom' is another treat for Wes Anderson fans
Las Vegas Weekly
13 June 2012
Excerpt: Few directors’ films are as instantly identifiable as Wes Anderson’s, with their symmetrical framing, deadpan performances and obsessive attention to fussy detail. Generally speaking, you’re either a fan or you’re not—and it’s hard to imagine the former not surrendering to his latest, Moonrise...
Excerpt: I try to love Wes Anderson. Really. I do. Give me “The Fantastic Mr. Fox” any day, or “Rushmore;” even “The Royal Tenenbaums.” But his latest twee tableau shortchanges story and character development (oy vey – is the point arrested development again?).
Conclusion: 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.
Excerpt: "Moonrise Kingdom" follows the sweet romance of two misunderstood kids, who find solace in one another after everyone else has given up on them. The narrow island setting is full of quirks, making use of a tour guide to describe some of its more famous tidbits, and adding a homely touch to the...
Excerpt: De ingrediënten van de films van Wes Andersons zijn bekend: getroebleerde families, humor op de rand van het treurige en zorgvuldig gestileerde fantasiewerelden. Moonrise Kingdom bewijst dat je daar steeds weer iets verfrissends mee kunt maken.