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The French Dispatch

Movie
2021
1h 48m
R
English
Drama, Comedy
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7.2
Critic Score: 
75
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The staff of an American magazine based in France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
The French Dispatch Poster

The French Dispatch

R
Movie
2021
1h 48m
English
Drama, Comedy
The staff of an American magazine based in France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
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Benicio del Toro
Moses Rosenthaler
Adrien Brody
Julian Cadazio
Tilda Swinton
J.K.L. Berensen
Frances McDormand
Lucinda Krementz
Lyna Khoudri
Juliette
Jeffrey Wright
Roebuck Wright
Mathieu Amalric
The Commissaire
Steve Park
Nescaffier
Bill Murray
Arthur Howitzer, Jr.
Owen Wilson
Herbsaint Sazerac
Bob Balaban
Uncle Nick
Henry Winkler
Uncle Joe
Lois Smith
Upshur 'Maw' Clampette
Tony Revolori
Young Rosenthaler
Denis Mnochet
Prison Guard
Larry Pine
Chief Magistrate
Flix Moati
Head Caterer
Christoph Waltz
Paul Duval
Directed By: Wes Anderson
Written By: Wes Anderson (Screenplay), Jason Schwartzman (Story), + 3 more

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Jordyep says...
2 years ago
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Even if you’re not vibing with the story or the comedy, you can still like it just because Wes Anderson’s trademark visuals are so much fun to watch. I interpret the film as being about [spoiler] glorification and mythologization. It’s about how storytelling can often hide certain parts about people we perceive as important heroes from the past. Whether that’s their mental problems and pretentious character (Benicio del Toro’s painter), arrogance and support on the sidelines (Timothee Chalamet’s student) or just sensationalizing in general (the final story) [/spoiler]. I liked it a lot and was entertained all the way through. It’s very creative and quirky, the acting is fantastic, the characters are very well drawn and the comedy hit for me. Didn’t quite get all of Wes’ choices though (he likes to switch between aspect ratios and colour/b&w photography for … reasons), which is a problem I have with a lot of his work. Sometimes he makes these forced creative choices just to be odd and hook the audience, without there being a real motivation behind it. Still, definitely a must watch for any film fan. 8/10
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manicure says...
2 years ago
It’s a pity that such a meticulously choreographed and beautifully staged film ended up being at the same time so dull and empty. Wes Anderson’s idea to combine a tribute to his favorite Nouvelle Vague movies with a vintage magazine live-action is definitely interesting, but with the possible exception of the painter’s article, the stories and characters have very little to say. Instead, it’s just a parade of visually impressive shots and verbal diarrhea, full of details that add little to the story. I like Anderson’s bittersweet aftertaste and melancholic “end of an era” kind of atmosphere, but I struggled to stay awake during the second half. The ending felt surprisingly warm, though.
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HeronAnc says...
2 years ago
The movie is very beautiful, this I have no doubts, but I simply couldn't connect with the stories. The first one was the best, followed by the third and then the second. I was waiting more for a movie with such a great cast.
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zorgade says...
2 years ago
Visually very good, but boring. The name of the city is very well choosing...
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Featured User Reviews

Lainfan
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  3 years ago
A visual masterwork that is mostly held back by its story structure.
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In _'The French Dispatch'_ director Wes Anderson goes all out with his characteristic aesthetic, beautiful visuals, use of colour and attention to detail. The music is great, fantastic even at times. There are more to More
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CinemaSerf
2 years ago
I suppose like any newspaper or magazine upon which this compendium effort is based, there are some "articles" more interesting than others - and that's what this offers. Three elongated features form the centrepieces of this somewhat surreal comedy. As you might expect from Wes Anderson, these stor More
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Saint Pauly
8/10  3 years ago
A French kiss on the chic.

_The French Dispatch_ is like waking up at 6am and realizing it's Saturday and you can go back to sleep: cozy, delightful and satisfying.

Here's the thing... If you look at the magazine cover displayed at the end of the film, you see the price of the issue i More
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badelf
2 years ago
This film might be a tie with Grand Budapest Hotel for my favorite Wes Anderson. It's wacky and creative. The pacing is so fast that it will need another watch to really appreciate. I wish I'd seen it on a big screen :-( Did I mention the amazing cast and the super job they did?
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