Entertainment Weekly (4/21/95, p.57) - "...A ballad-heavy set that captures much of the melodic richness of Broadway....every one of these 20 numbers....are memorable..." - Rating: B+
"[S]plendidly panoramic and drenched in wonderful Cuban music..." New York Times "Production designer Waldemar Kalinowski and costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott do remarkable work in bringing the look of the period to life..."Los Angeles Times
"...Cheerful....Ramis and Candy are wildly funny..." Variety "Ivan Reitman directs this early comedy from the SNL crew, with Bill Murray tweaking his deadpan hangdog expression." Uncut
Spin (2/95, p.75) - Highly Recommended - "...Murray is completely obsessed with language; the way words fight or make love, the way language can be deconstructed in the name of his neighborhood, the many ways he can freak metaphors up against a wall. He clips words when brevity is necessary, extends them a syllable or so where the rhythm requires..."The Source (1/95, p.90) - 4 Stars - Slammin' - "...in a hip-hop market grown stale, Keith is an imaginative shining star...[THE MOST BEAUTIFULLEST THING IN THIS WORLD] is imbued with that bi-coastal flavor heads want to hear..."NME (Magazine) (2/25/95, p.41) - 7 - Very Good - "...gives new meaning to the expression `getting busy.' His lyrics are all over the place, dropping into the spaces in between the beats as often as landing on top of them....He plays with grammar, syntax, rhyme and alliteration, demanding frequent use of the rewind button if you want to keep up..."
4 stars out of 5 -- "Another intriguing season of naval investigations....Clever, lightly comic stories."Ultimate DVD
Entertainment Weekly (5/2/03, pp.70-71) - "...On her third album, she delivers a rousing set filled with more fire than a Judge Judy tirade..." - Rating: A-Vibe (7/02, p.134) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...It's not just PRICELESS - it's timeless..."
"The paint-tube-pure hues of MOONRISE KINGDOM evoke picture books but also reinforce subtle connections between the characters....MOONRISE KINGDOM has a spontaneity and yearning that lend an easy comic rhythm..."Film Comment "[B]eguiling and endearing....[The] new film, in radiant live-action, is very much its own creation..."Wall Street Journal "[A] warm and funny fable about kids on the cusp....Here the writer-director's tendency toward the allegorical casts a magical spell with Anderson finding a near perfect balance between the humanism and the surreal that imprints all of his work..."Los Angeles Times "MOONRISE KINGDOM breezes along with a beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humor, deadpan and slapstick."New York Times "[T]he hilarious and heartfelt MOONRISE KINGDOM is a consistent pleasure. By evoking the joys and terrors of childhood, it reminds us how to be alive."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "The director of quirky fare with a rabid cult-like following has made a charming, magical and really funny new work about two unique young kids discovering love...it's the director's most accessible movie yet."Box Office 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The success of MOONRISE KINGDOM depends on its understated gravity....What happens in a fantasy can be more involving than what happens in life, and thank goodness for that."Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Literate, melancholy and magical, MOONRISE KINGDOM is quintessential Wes Anderson..."USA Today "MOONRISE KINGDOM, like all of Andersons films, has been made with a master miniature-cabinetmakers care and specificity..."Movieline "Anderson hasn't lost his puckishly charming genius for cinema-as-diorama visuals..."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "The watery colours and artful compositions delight in details....The return of a distinct voice in wry, refined and high style."Total Film "MOONRISE KINGDOM is very funny, possibly Wes Anderson's funniest film since RUSHMORE..."Sight and Sound
"...A likable combination of action and special effects..."Sight and Sound "...Trekkers will get a kick out of this lavish episode..."USA Today "...It still has all the ingredients that have made it a perennial, with a few extras, including improved special effects..."New York Times "...Respectable and enjoyable..."Box Office