There’s no denying that Wes Anderson is about as niche-y a director as there is out there, and ‘Dispatch’ does absolutely nothing to dissuade that. With an all-star cast (Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson, Timothée Chalamet, etc…etc.), it’s one of Anderson’s most ambitious efforts and also among his most esoteric. Broken into a series of wry, comical segments with a common theme, the film is Anderson at his peak…as long as you’re into that sort of thing.

4/5 stars