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The French Dispatch2021

The French Dispatch (2021)



Critic Consensus: A loving ode to the spirit of journalism, The French Dispatch will be most enjoyed by fans of Wes Anderson's meticulously arranged aesthetic.

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THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

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It's not lightweight, and it's not silly, and there's a moment of genuine pathos at the end of the third story that's quite unlike anything Anderson has ever done.

December 27, 2021 | Full Review…

The overall effect of all this is a particularly whimsical form of escapism -- as if an excessive knowledge of reality has brought on a state of nostalgia for a world that never was.

December 10, 2021 | Rating: 4/5

It has everything that we've come to expect from Wes Anderson-carefully crafted aesthetics, perfect color palettes, and intricate tableaux of actors.

October 29, 2021 | Full Review…

The three major episodes in The French Dispatch are of roughly equivalent length, weight, and quality, although to be honest I only really liked the first one.

October 29, 2021 | Full Review…

But while the main thread of the film is a bit uneven, the joy of "The French Dispatch" is watching Anderson doodle in the margins.

October 28, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

If you come to The French Dispatch loving Anderson, there's much to continue loving here.

October 28, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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