Wes Anderson, albeit in less refined form than his later efforts. Music is way too hipster-trash for my taste, and it isn't done subtly. MC alternates between endearing, creepy, clever, & annoying. Bill Murray runs the show, what a treat. Cinematography is fun, if a tad muted, while showing some early ex of WA's style. Enjoyable sophomore attempt, gets into irritating MC territory too often. 3+
Anderson's first feature length film you can see immediately where the quirks and shots of his directing will take him in the future that he would eventually perfect and make it his own style. Murray carries the film as per normal but Schwartzman's first on screen film appearance he plays it straight and funny also and the theatre school shows are making me what to see an alternative version of Serpico and Platoon.
3.5 stars. I know he's just a kid, but Max Fischer is such a little prick. Anderson's most precious movie, but perhaps also his funniest. "Well-made, entertaining, and seriously objectionable in [its] blithe willingness to forgive unforgivable conduct on the part of [its] male leads." (Adam Cadre)
One of my favourite movie from director Wes Anderson in his earlier career. This movie tells a story about a boy who has a big ambition and wants to do everything he liked. It's one of the movie that I liked - not because the plot is good. I liked this movie because its characters. Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Olivia Williams succeed to make this movie more interesting. One of the best movie of 1990's...