Moonrise Kingdom
Release date
May 25, 2012
94 mins

Moonrise Kingdom is a film by writer/director Wes Anderson. It premiered on May 16, 2012 as the opening film of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was an official entry in the competition. The film was released in regular French cinemas on the same day. The North American limited release was May 25, 2012; its commercial success led to a wide release on June 29, just over a month.


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.



Critical reception

Moonrise Kingdom? opened to near-unanimous acclaim from film critics. Its visual style, humor, and idiosyncrasy were all areas of praise. The film received a weighted average of 84/100 on Metacritic, indicating "universal critical acclaim". It is also "Certified Fresh" on RottenTomatoes, with 94% positive reviews, and 98% among Top Critics.



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Behind-the-scenes photos

Source: W Magazine



Moonrise Kingdom - Trailer01:59

Moonrise Kingdom - Trailer

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - TV Spot Cutdown00:31

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - TV Spot Cutdown

Theatrical Trailer TV Spot


Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Clip Are You His Girl?00:51

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Clip Are You His Girl?

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Clip Loaded Question00:44

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Clip Loaded Question

Are You His Girl? Loaded Question


Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Featurette Making Of03:01

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Featurette Making Of

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Featurette Wes Anderson01:15

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Featurette Wes Anderson

Making Of Wes Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom - Bob Balaban04:21

Moonrise Kingdom - Bob Balaban

Moonrise Kingdom - Edward Norton04:11

Moonrise Kingdom - Edward Norton

Bob Balaban Edward Norton
Moonrise Kingdom - Jason Schwartzman Interview05:04

Moonrise Kingdom - Jason Schwartzman Interview

Moonrise Kingdom - Jared Gilman and Kara Heyward05:29

Moonrise Kingdom - Jared Gilman and Kara Heyward

Jason Schwartzman Jared Gilman and Kara Heyward
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Featurette Bill Murray01:29

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Featurette Bill Murray

Bill Murray

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