Isle of Dogs

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The voices of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Edward Norton star in Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated comedy about a Japanese boy who sets out on an adventure to find his dog.

When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, young Atari Kobayashi (newcomer Koyu Rankin) sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Trailers

Directed by

  • Wes Anderson('The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Moonrise Kingdom', 'The Royal Tenenbaums')

Written by

Adventure, Animated, Comedy

101mins

Rating: PG Mild themes, animated violence and coarse language

USA

Variety (USA)

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Say "Isle of Dogs" fast and it comes out sounding an awful lot like "I Love Dogs" - which makes sense, since that's pretty much the chief takeaway from Wes Anderson's delightful new animated feature.

Screen International

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Anderson's trademark tongue-in-cheek humour and deadpan quips are there to ease the way, which seem more fluidly delivered by puppets than in Anderson's live-action fare.

The Guardian (UK)

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This hugely enjoyable package shows an indefatigably fertile imagination letting rip in inimitable style - and packing an eco-themed, antibigotry message as well.

The Times (UK)

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Don't let the fluffy faces fool you. Wes Anderson's latest animation delivers talking dogs and snicker-inducing scenarios. But it's also bleak and frequently unsettling, a dazzling family movie with the darkest of hearts.

Hollywood Reporter

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The unique charm of Isle of Dogs is its bottomless vault of curios, its sly humour, playful graphic inserts and dexterous narrative detours.

The Telegraph (UK)

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This is by some measure Anderson's weirdest concoction ever, in all sorts of good ways. And it probably counts as his most daring, too.

The Independent (UK)

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Anderson is clearly a dog lover himself and his film is bound to appeal to anyone who shares his passion. All in all, the film is quite a treat.