The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) writes and directs this collection of three storylines centred on an American newspaper and its journalists based in a fictional post-war French city. More

Stars Academy Award winners Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz and Adrien Brody alongside Oscar nominees Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson and Willem Dafoe.

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2021Rating: M, Offensive language, nudity, drug use & sexual references108 minsUSA, Germany
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The French Dispatch | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

The French Dispatch feels less safe than Anderson's earlier work, and that's a good thing.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

For sheer moment-by-moment pleasure, and for laughs, this is a treat.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A beguiling curio, and one that no other filmmaker could have created.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Mostly... The French Dispatch is a fun watch because it keeps reinventing itself.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A richly detailed tribute to the power of storytelling.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A meticulously-crafted love letter to the art of magazine journalism.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Anderson seems far more interested in concocting his dollhouse world than inhabiting it with messy human feelings.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A rare Wes Anderson film that flirts with the real world, engaging with politics, sex and violence.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Anderson's human connection seems to have short-circuited, so that his irony now bypasses the world and becomes an ironic contemplation of his own work. This is a dead-end, and it's just not interesting.

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USA Today

USA Today

(The) French Dispatch might be polarising because all of the filmmaker's idiosyncrasies are on full display. And the film sometimes gets lost in them...

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

The French Dispatch is an elegant ode to good writing, and to those who quietly stand behind the words.

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