The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Typically stylish but deceptively thoughtful, The Grand Budapest Hotel finds Wes Anderson once again using ornate visual environments to explore deeply emotional ideas.



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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop ofa suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (c) Fox Searchlight

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Ralph Fiennes
as M. Gustave
Tony Revolori
as Zero Moustafa
F. Murray Abraham
as Mr. Moustafa
Edward Norton
as Henckels
Tilda Swinton
as Madame D.
Bill Murray
as M. Ivan
Jeff Goldblum
as Deputy Kovacs
Willem Dafoe
as Jopling
Jude Law
as Young Writer
Owen Wilson
as M. Chuck
Léa Seydoux
as Clotilde
Larry Pine
as Mr. Mosher
Giselda Volodi
as Serge's Sister
Neal Huff
as Lieutenant
Bob Balaban
as M. Martin "The Society of the Crossed Keys"
Fisher Stevens
as M. Robin "The Society of the Crossed Keys"
Wallace Wolodarsky
as M. Georges "The Society of the Crossed Keys"
Waris Ahluwalia
as M. Dino "The Society of the Crossed Keys"
Marcel Mazur
as Author's Grandson
Robert Bienas
as Alpine Hiker
Manfred Lindner
as Front Desk (1968)
Bernhard Kremser
as Businessman
Steffan Scheumann
as Head Waiter (1968)
Sabine Euler
as Schoolteacher
Uwe Holoubek
as Second Waiter (1968)
Francesco Zippel
as Footmen (1932)
Lennart Meyer
as Lobby Boy
Hans Alfredson
as Lobby Boy
David Adamik
as Lobby Boy
Lucas Hedges
as Pump Attendant
Ben Howard
as Soldier
Ed Munro
as "Boy with Apple" (Model)
Enrico Hoffmann
as Footmen (1932)
Marie Goyette
as Housekeeper (1932)
Jeno Orosz
as Doormen (1932)
Gyula Lukács
as Doormen (1923)
Darin Damjanow
as Chauffeur
Dar Ronge
as Crippled Shoeshine Boy
Georg Rittmannsperger
as Front Desk (1932)
Dirk Bossmann
as Front Desk (1932)
Arwin Lobedann
as Front Desk (1932)
Robin Hurlstone
as Herr Schneider
Jutta Westphal
as Frau Liebling
Matthias Holfert
as Chef (1923)
Lisa Kreuzer
as Grandes Dame
Gisela Bech
as Grandes Dame
Birgit Müller
as Grandes Dame
Ursula Kuhnt
as Grandes Dame
Monika Krüger
as Grandes Dame
Francesco Holoubek
as Footmen (1932)
Wolfram Nielacny
as Herr Becker
Reinhold Hegelow
as Head Waiter (1932)
Steffen Nixdorf
as Second Waiter (1932)
Rainer Reiners
as Herr Mendl
Piet Paes
as Taxi Driver
Michaela Caspar
as Marguerite
Sabine Urig
as Laetizia
Roy Macready
as Old Man
John Peet
as Young Man
Carl Sprague
as Distant Relation
Golo Euler
as Lutz Police Militia
Jürgen Schwämmle
as Lutz Police Militia
Frank Jacob
as Giant Convict
Claudia Junge
as Usherette
Roman Berger
as Parcel Inspector
Matthais Matschke
as Prison Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Grand Budapest Hotel

All Critics (296) | Top Critics (60) | Fresh (270) | Rotten (26)

  • Discerning travellers and Wes Anderson fans will luxuriate in the glorious Mittel-European kitsch of one of the director's funniest and most exquisitely designed movies in years.

    Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is not his grandest work yet, but it is one worth an extended stay.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland
    Top Critic
  • The mannered, madcap proceedings are often delightful, occasionally silly, and here and there, gruesome and/or heartbreaking.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Grand isn't good enough a word for this Budapest Hotel. Great is more like it.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Anderson's films are too precious for some, but for those of us willing to lose ourselves in them, they're a delight. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is no different, except that he has added a hint of gravitas to the mix, improving the recipe.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It is beautifully designed, visually ravishing and symmetrical to the nth degree. And it is full of frantic chaos, with a Lord of Misrule at its centre played with effortless comic brilliance by Ralph Fiennes.

    Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Mar 29, 2016
    This is a very funny movie. Wes Anderson is really good at making these very different films that people are just captured by. This movie just proves that his talent is really unlimited. Ralph Fiennes is brilliant in this movie, but then again he always is. Then again, his performance in this movie really brought his career to a new point, because he really is a dramatic actor as seen in movies like "Schindler's List" and "The English Patient." The fact that he can do a performance like this, which is basically a comedic performance, is just once again proving why he is one of the greatest actors in Hollywood. He has beautiful chemistry with the young Tony Revolori who is also very good in this movie.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Feb 29, 2016
    A host of comic book characters in typical Wes Anderson style set in a fantasy country not unlike Eastern Europe in a fantasy time not unlike the 1930s with pretty and playful cinematography not unlike a Jeunet movie. Another tour de force by Ralph Fiennes, the sophisticated hotel proprietor dedicated to bringing civilisation to the uncouth "modern" age.
    Ross C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2015
    The Grand Budapest Hotel did not have many laugh out loud moments; rarely did I more than grin or chuckle. But I was laughing on the inside and found the film very enjoyable to the extent that I was wishing I had not returned the DVD because I wanted to watch it again [which I have since first writing this review]. Something about it is very Oscar Wilde, aesthetic and witty.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2015
    Wes Anderson's delightfully quirky, visually striking, surrealistic comedy about Gustave H, played marvelously by Ralph Fiennes, with a dead-pan comic seriousness, who is a perfectionist concierge of this famous and luxurious hotel. Pleasing his customers is his number one priority, even if that means having sex with the aging doyennes. Then there is Gustave H's adoring and trusty sidekick, Zero, the lobby boy, wonderfully played by young Tony Revolori, in a scene-stealing performance, he is a stoic and observant pupil, whose painted on pencil mustache suggests that perhaps he shares some of his mentor's rarefied tastes. Soon mayhem will hit the grand hotel in the form of murder, revenge and a sinister dark plot. Brilliant direction by Wes Anderson, with terrific supporting performances by F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amairic, Adrien Brody, Williem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Kietel, Jude Law, Billy Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Wilkinson. Impressive cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman, and a sensational score by Alexandre Desplat. An absurdly funny and original madcap comedy. Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design. Highly Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer

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