Grand Hotel Reviews
July 27, 2020
Although overlong and underwhelming, it's notable as one of the first big ensemble pieces (and surely the most famous of the time).
February 28, 2020
It has presented a cast, difficult, if not impossible, to beat. Of a discreet and correct modesty, in form and substance. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 24, 2020
[Grand Hotel] may be put high up on the list of real screen achievements.
January 24, 2020
In Grand Hotel one finds the perfection of realistic acting. This was to be expected, for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has assembled in this production the most notable cast which has ever appeared In any one film.
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.
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.
February 16, 2013
This is Golden Era Hollywood-studio style at its most opulent.
February 27, 2012
How thoroughly does Joan Crawford own Grand Hotel? She makes Greta Garbo superfluous.
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.
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.
December 12, 2006
Less effective as a movie than as a dazzling parade of star iconography.
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.