Wes Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs is an interesting movie concept that gets too weird and alienating to be a really good film, holds Odie Henderson of Roger Ebert. It tries to portray a Japanese world of dogs with stop motion in a way that is inspired by Hayao Miyazaki. Unfortunately, this results in a blend that is confusing, off-putting and often reminds of white-washing. The story doesn’t draw an audience in and isn’t fleshed out by other elements. Anderson is cold and distant, being artistic and ironic before creating something engaging. His attempt at portraying Japanese culture falls direly flat. It’s just a strange movie.
The movie Isle Of Dogs is a beautifully animated masterpiece that gives the whole genre a new standard to aspire to, infers Dani Di Placido of Forbes. The characters, which are dogs, are highly relatable and fun to watch. Though childishly playful in appearance, the film doesn’t shy from darker, more adult themes that deliver deep messages. Even though its characters are dogs, the film offers great social commentary about humanity, friendships and hate. The incredibly high-quality animation makes this great tale even more magnificent to behold, every frame is stunningly gorgeous and colorful. It's a movie that is highly worth watching.