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Moonrise Kingdom
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is frequently funny, always elegant (or mock-elegant), and something that would make Humbert Humbert laugh all the way to his asylum."
‑ David Thomson, The New Republic
"Phonies may complain that Anderson's island of misfit toys is a retreat from the real world, but for pure-hearted adventurers who share the secret map, "Moonrise Kingdom" is a joy that cannot be eclipsed."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Endlessly subjective to the kids' fantasy of the world around them, a memory in mind compacted from impressions half-glimpsed, Anderson confects and even perfects a headlong heaven's-to-Etsy esthetic, in hothouse glory."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"All the grounding you need comes from the performances of Hayward and Gilman as the young runaways. They seem to have internalized Anderson's wonky worldview completely."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"To date my favorite Wes Anderson and I don't characterize myself as an Anderson fan."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Most of Wes Anderson's previous pictures came from the head; Moonrise Kingdom is one from the heart."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Though undeniably smart and charming, "Moonrise Kingdom" loves itself the way the callow Holden Caulfield loves himself: unconditionally. Salinger understood the problem with that. Anderson may not."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Anderson's woodsy thought process... elicits a thorough batch of the rainy summer daydreams where most grand childhood adventures and romances are so often had: in heads and hearts, if not in flesh."
‑ Rob Boylan, Orlando Weekly
"It's Wes Anderson's dollhouse as a home for wayward boys. Turns out, it's a safe place for adults to hide as well."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"It's doubtful this will win over any outright Anderson sceptics, but ... this is an exciting reaffirmation of talent."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"Anderson never loses his core themes - young love, the need to escape, the bind and bluster of family. His "Kingdom" may not be large, but it is perfectly appointed."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
""Moonrise Kingdom" takes place in a world where everything seems pleasantly faded, where people read crackly-covered library books rather than e-books, and where young people are allowed to be genuinely innocent."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Wes Anderson remains trapped in the aquarium of his own imagination."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Anderson delivers a magnificent blend of artistry, humor and emotional resonance."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Wes Anderson's darkest movie yet retains his whimsical sense of humour and Fantastic Mr Fox-styled absurdity."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
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