"This is Anderson at his most crowd-pleasing."
— Ed Potton, Times (UK)
"It's a pleasure to be in the hands of a storyteller who cares so deeply about every aspect of his work."
— Hannah Strong, Little White Lies
"Another work that could really only come from Anderson’s relentless imagination: exquisite detail, eclectic storylines, superb cast."
— James Mottram, Total Film
""The French Dispatch" is a fun watch because it keeps reinventing itself. Each chapter gives another journalist the chance to take charge."
— Eric Kohn, indieWire
"The French Dispatch is a rocket ship ride to your cinematic soul, meshing word, action and vision in one glorious bon-bon that’s both sweet and savory."
— Jason Gorber, Slashfilm
"The director's 10th feature is among his most visually remarkable, each frame filled with meticulously crafted small details that add up to a dense, inviting cinematic jewel box."
— Tim Grierson, Screen International
"Bursting at the seams with hand-crafted visual delights and eccentric performances from a stacked ensemble entirely attuned to the writer-director’s signature wavelength, this is the film equivalent of a short story collection."
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter