The French Dispatch

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef."

Overall Ranking: 804 (Rank from 2021: # 19)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine88(full review)
MaddWolf George85 - Anderson delivers a fascinating and meticulous exercise boasting impeccable craftsmanship and scattershot moments of wry humor.
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SForbes80(full review)
matthewl80(full review)
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins70(full review)

People Involved

  • Bill Murray (Arthur Howitzer, Jr.)
  • Benicio del Toro (Moses Rosenthaler)
  • Frances McDormand (Lucinda Krementz)
  • Jeffrey Wright (Roebuck Wright)
  • Adrien Brody (Julian Cadazio)
  • Tilda Swinton (J. K. L. Berensen)
  • Owen Wilson (Herbsaint Sazerac)
  • Timothée Chalamet (Zeffirelli)
  • Léa Seydoux (Simone)
  • Mathieu Amalric (Le Commissaire)
  • Lyna Khoudri (Juliette)
  • Steve Park (Nescaffier)
  • Liev Schreiber (T.V. Host)
  • Elisabeth Moss (Alumna)
  • Edward Norton (The Chauffeur)
  • Willem Dafoe (Albert The Abacus)
  • Lois Smith (Upshur Maw Clampette)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Principal Showgirl)
  • Christoph Waltz (Paul Duval)
  • Cécile de France (Mrs. B)
  • Guillaume Gallienne (Mr. B)
  • Jason Schwartzman (Hermès Jones)
  • Tony Revolori (Young Rosenthaler)
  • Rupert Friend (Drill-Sergeant)
  • Henry Winkler (Uncle Joe)
  • Bob Balaban (Uncle Nick)
  • Hippolyte Girardot (Chou-fleur)
  • Anjelica Huston (The Narrator (voice))
  • Denis Ménochet (Prison Guard)
  • Alex Lawther ()
  • Vincent Lacoste ()
  • Benjamin Lavernhe ()
  • Vincent Macaigne ()
  • Félix Moati ()
  • Wallace Wolodarsky ()
  • Fisher Stevens ()
  • Griffin Dunne ()
  • Stéphane Bak ()
  • Anjelica Bette Fellini (Proof Reader)
  • Lily Taïeb (Smart Girl)
  • Mohamed Belhadjine (Mitch-Mitch)
  • Nicolas Avinée (Vittel)
  • Winsen Ait Hellal (Gigi)
  • Toheeb Jimoh (Cadet 1)