Moonrise Kingdom

May. 16,2012
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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 as  Captain Sharp
Edward Norton as  Scout Master Ward
Jared Gilman as  Sam Shakusky
Kara Hayward as  Suzy Bishop
Bill Murray as  Mr. Bishop
Frances McDormand as  Mrs. Bishop
Bob Balaban as  The Narrator
Tilda Swinton as  Social Services
Harvey Keitel as  Commander Pierce
Lucas Hedges as  Redford
new england
first love
eye patch
search party
pen pal
child smoking
small town sheriff
the color red
the color blue
boy scouts
sand dancing
meet cute
boy scouts leader
pipe smoking


Todd McCarthy

As in Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson is able to express sincere personal connection and compatibility while employing a highly artificial style.

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Peter Howell

A literate, knowing and sweet-hearted reverie about adolescence, that strange gap between childhood and adulthood. It s beautifully rendered by a filmmaker very much in touch with his inner rebel kid.

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Peter Debruge

Moonrise Kingdom represents a sort of non-magical Neverland -- that momentous instant when the world can seem so small and a naive crush can feel all-consuming.

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Richard Corliss

Cheers for a Cannes director who has infused his technical mastery with radiant life. In the Museum of the World of Wes Anderson, the dolls are dancing.

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Dave Calhoun

Its childishness, sense of innocence and eye for fun all make it a very easy film to love.

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Eric D. Snider

Terrific work by an enviably talented filmmaker, with a wistful poignance that will stick with you.

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Mike D Angelo

If you hate Wes Anderson, this movie won t change your mind, but believers should be enchanted.

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David Edelstein

It left me bemused instead of moved, but true Andersonites will likely float away in a state of nirvana.

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Christy Lemire

If you love Wes Anderson, you ll love this: The best of what he can do is vibrantly on display.

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Glenn Kenny

It s an extraordinary thing, from start to finish.

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