Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Another Hit With Critics

Jack Wisniewski Contributor
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Once again, it appears Wes Anderson can’t do wrong as film critics have given positive reviews for his latest film “Isle of Dogs,” which premiered at the Berlin film festival Feb. 15.

“This leisurely tale of abandoned mutts taking on a corrupt human government is effectively puppy-treat cinema: small, salty, perhaps not an entire meal, but rewarding nonetheless,” said Guy Lodge in Variety.

“Anderson is clearly a dog lover himself and his film is bound to appeal to anyone who shares his passion,” said Geoffery MacNab in The Independent. “All in all, the film is quite a treat.”

“Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a visual and narrative delight,” said Scott Mendelson for Forbes.

Critic aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic also grade the film highly, with 100 percent and 85 percent ratings, respectively, at the time of writing this article.

Known as one of the most consistent producers in the industry for his distinct artistic style, Anderson wrote and directed the film, which follows a boy searching for his dog in Japan’s dystopian future where all canines are quarantined to an island in order to combat the “dog flu” epidemic. Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban are just a few of the huge names in the ensemble voice-acting cast.

If reviews don’t sell it, the trailer possibly hypes the movie even more.

After his 2009 sensation, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, this film marks Anderson’s second attempt at stop-motion animation.

“Isle of Dogs” is scheduled to hit theaters March 23, 2018.