Isle of Dogs


Isle of Dogs
This highly-rated stop-motion animation is set 20 years in the future, and tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, the 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

96 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Violence).
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura
Director
Wes Anderson
ScreenplayWes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyTristan Oliver
EditingEdward Bursch, Ralph Foster, Andrew Weisblum
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byAmerican Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush, Studio Babelsberg, Twentieth Century Fox Animation

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAnimated
LanguageInfrequent, mild to moderate impact.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, mild to moderate impact (fantastical violence, contains no blood-letting).
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsComplex 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.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
11 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
2
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconSadly, this is a scrappy doggy movie.
10
24.com
Rozanne Els quote iconFrom 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.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconYet 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.
15
Metacritic.com
54 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
264 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe 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.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconWondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
185 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
5748 users
16
IMDB
37333 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
16

Average .. 77%

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