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Grand Hotel Reviews

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January 3, 2018
Most of the players give impossibly bad performances-they chew up the camera. But if you want to see what screen glamour used to be, and what, originally, "stars" were, this is perhaps the best example of all time.
June 4, 2015
A tremendously sturdy, thoroughly unimaginative, and massively entrancing sample of the early-'30s Hollywood machine doing everything exactly right.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 17, 2015
Each and every performer in the screened "Grand Hotel" does a remarkable piece of work. To us, Garbo is the supreme of magnificence.
March 24, 2014
The camera movements and production values are elaborate and intriguing and engaging. There is a sense of activity, of bustle in every frame.
January 13, 2014
The star-filled melodrama that is Grand Hotel became a blueprint for almost every glossy Hollywood soap opera that followed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 16, 2013
This is Golden Era Hollywood-studio style at its most opulent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2012
How thoroughly does Joan Crawford own Grand Hotel? She makes Greta Garbo superfluous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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February 17, 2009
As it is, the hotel is well filled.
May 9, 2008
Grand Hotel was the first Garbo film I ever saw, and she enchanted me effortlessly, despite the presence of the rest of the powerful ensemble cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 20, 2008
Creaky, aged and utterly enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2008
A commercial picture of high box office potential, first by assembling the most impressive aggregation so far of strictly Bradstreet screen names, and then by filming the play practically unaltered in form.
October 5, 2006
An all-star cast give varying shades of good performances to highlight a fun and interesting story about the sordid affairs of the rich and not-so-famous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 26, 2005
It comes with a grand reputation but by today's standards is outdated.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 6, 2005
MGM at its glossiest and most melodramatic, with a an all-star cast that includes Garbo, John and Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford, and Lewis Stone--the kind of pictures they don't make anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2005
It's a Hollywood legend, a big, brassy melodrama overflowing with top stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2004
Movie stars existed before Grand Hotel, and yet this picture seems to reinvent the whole concept right before your dazzled eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 11, 2004
Sometimes moving, sometimes funny, and almost always entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 20, 2004
What may come as a surprise is that, among this illustrious cast, it is Crawford who stands out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2004
Most movies telegraph their endings long before the finale, but I honestly didn't know how this one would end.
February 2, 2004
As helter-skelter as the setup might sound, as the narratives intertwine, one is never conscious of any episodic discontinuity but of a seamless, well-integrated flow of stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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