Bottle Rocket has Anderson’s usual dry, melancholic tone, and you can see the makings of the his staple visual style that he’ll develop over the years. But in this one, nothing feels honed quite yet. Especially the screenwriting skills. I lacked a connection to the characters and the comedy never won me over.
All that being said, it’s still a very cute and charming first feature from Mr Anderson that definitely showed promise.
This completes my full Wes Anderson ranking list!