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20,960 Ratings

The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by Wes Anderson
United States, 2001
Comedy, Family


Three gifted siblings slowly lose their brilliance following abandonment by their eccentric father during their adolescent years. Two decades later all the betrayal, failure, and disaster comes to the fore when the family reunite one winter in this absurdist comedy.

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The Royal Tenenbaums Directed by Wes Anderson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2002 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Critics reviews

The Royal Tenenbaums is embarrassed with riches, and richness. Anderson’s ability to temper snap-to-attention precision with genuine warmth galvanizes every square inch of every lucidly composed frame.
August 13, 2012
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The Royal Tenenbaums is certainly Anderson’s grandest movie, and if it feels like an epic at 110 minutes, it’s probably because there’s so much territory covered in each briskly paced scene and densely packed Scope shot—visual, geographical, gestural, and emotional.
July 08, 2002
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You may find Wes Anderson’s 2001 follow-up to Rushmore a solid piece of entertainment in the same general mode, but disappointing insofar as it moves the earlier film’s stylistic freshness into a kind of formula, increasing the overall cuteness while reducing the sense of adolescent despair… [But] whatever my qualms, it’s still one of the funniest comedies around.
December 17, 2001
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