Like most of Wes Anderson’s previous films, The French Dispatch is deliberately paced without ever becoming boring, quirky without ever being inaccessible and artistic without ever growing pretentious. It’s a cinematic treat enhanced by creative production design and a wonderful score by Alexandre Desplat. Fans of the director will be familiar with all his moves, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable.
This is without doubt one of the best, most gripping and emotive films I’ve watched with a WWII setting.
The pacing is very slow and the mystery is alright till you start thinking about it, this is more about character, about people who are damaged and who damage other people.