Voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura
|Screenplay||Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura|
|Editing||Edward Bursch, Ralph Foster, Andrew Weisblum|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation|
|Language||Infrequent, mild to moderate impact.|
|Violence||Frequent, mild to moderate impact (fantastical violence, contains no blood-letting).|
|Comments||Complex and mature themes presented in an animation context exploring the abuse of power, survival, teamwork, anti-dog movements, dog flu outbreaks, courage, heroism, faith, conspiracy, protection of dogs, deportation, experimentation, commitment, deceit, relationships that are treated sensitively and are suitable for adults and tween viewers. The themes carry a sense of threat and menace and although they are fantastical, some might be disturbing, confusing and distressing to the younger viewers as they do not yet have the ability to distinguish between what is real and unrealistic. Therefore, a 10-12PG rating would be suitable as parental guidance would assist younger viewers in making sense of some of the themes and in recognizing the context and providing reassurance.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some violent images.|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Ann Hornaday Sadly, this is a scrappy doggy movie.
Rozanne Els From the dire badlands, the big square jawline of the mayor, to Akari’s little plane, and the old-school animated clouds of dust when the dogs fight – Isle of Dogs is a thing of beauty; quite a cinematic vision to behold.
Jim Judy Yet another superlative example of highly imaginative and entertaining storytelling. Simply put, if you like the quirky humor and well-written scripts found in abundant display in films by director Wes Anderson you’re probably going to love this. I did, even as a cat person.
Tomatometer The beautifully stop-motion animated Isle of Dogs finds Wes Anderson at his detail-oriented best while telling one of the director’s most winsomely charming stories.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 77%