The Grand Budapest Hotel - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Grand Budapest Hotel Reviews

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July 16, 2017
best movie ever. love it
July 10, 2017
I'm kind of getting tired of calling every single Wes Anderson movie a masterpiece but I can't lie, this movie is a masterpiece.
July 9, 2017
Captivating, thought-provoking and genuinely funny, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a well-acted character driven story that's charm is amplified by the superb direction of Wes Anderson.
July 8, 2017
Innovative, imaginative, surprisingly tear-jerking movie that is effectively emotional. Each and every character is intriguing and while it can be deceptively presented as a comedy, which it is, this is a very compelling film that also pulls on the heartstrings and evokes a weird sense of nostalgia.
June 29, 2017
It has many of Wes Anderson's signature style Although, not unlike Tim Burton, his style is becoming increasingly predictable, this film takes all of the best parts and puts it together. A grand performance by all of the actors, filled with adventure, and always making you want more. If there is a top Wes Anderson film this would be it!
½ June 25, 2017
The Grand Budapest Hotel is marvelous, a masterpiece of the UK. :) Good luck at the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards. Its soundtrack is terrific and it's a great comedy full of a unique cast.
June 21, 2017
Incredible color and composition and a refreshing story line to go along with it. A beautiful film that is pleasant to watch.
½ June 20, 2017
This quirky and somewhat unusual movie disappointed me. While the acting was generally good, I found that the black humour and ever-changing storyline was not always successful. AAN GGWC. 1001. SR
½ June 16, 2017
The Grand Budapest Hotel is visually stunning and creatively shot but the quirky story left something to be desired
½ June 12, 2017
Wes Anderson's new movie showcases impeccable set design, perfectly manicured dialog and a sweet confection of sights and sounds--not to mention the brilliant ensemble cast. It's probably Anderson's most fully-realized picture, from the inception of its plot to the self-referential pastiche of its production values. Ralph Fiennes gives a wonderfully varied and nuanced performance that is both polished and giddy. The absurd humor that is Wes Anderson's trademark lends itself to one of his funniest, most heartfelt and emotionally-tinged narratives. Simply put, it's A must-see!
June 1, 2017
I've had a reconciliation with Wes Anderson after the brilliant 'Moonrise Kingdom' and while perhaps this doesn't quite continue that it certainly doesn't have him booted off my Christmas Card list. It's a very odd film to summarise, the film itself is very slight practically inconsequential. In many ways just a series of events that I couldn't care less about. The central comedic character of Fiennes' Gustave though is an absolute triumph. He's funny, heartfelt, razor sharp...genuinely brilliant. I'm glad i watched the film, not sure I'd recommend it as such but really and truly this is Fiennes at his very best.
May 13, 2017
it was ok overall, light on the comedy portion and very slow going for the first half of the movie.
May 7, 2017
Anderson puts his gloss on a fairly traditional screwball comedy, and the result is pretty wonderful. Although it's fair to say that his unique visual style has become increasingly baroque over the years, this film is probably the easiest film for those that are not fans of his style to enjoy. While it's quite obviously his film, it's the most straightforwardly funny and lighthearted film he's made to date. Although there's a huge cast, most of them are in glorified cameo roles. Ralph Fiennes really carries the film, and he does it magnificently. He hasn't been this good for many years.
May 7, 2017
The Grand Budapest Hotel uses beautiful visual environments to explore deeply emotional ideas.
April 27, 2017
The most perfect a movie can possibly be, in terms of both storytelling and film making technique. All performances are top notch, and the story is unique and hilarious, and also offers some moments of genuine heart.
April 17, 2017
Love this movie very much The intense color image, the inspiring story?and the penetrating power of film soundtrack,humorous feature gave the audience endless after thoughts
April 17, 2017
Absolutely wonderful performance by Ralph Fiennes.
April 11, 2017
Had good characters such as Zero who I liked in it. The humour in it was quite funny and the plot was just good.
½ April 8, 2017
A beautiful screenplay and a great way to tell a story.
April 4, 2017
For his latest feature, Wes Anderson pushes his quirky vision to what may be a new high for him. He combines the multitude of different filming techniques he's become so well-known for, both old and new (symmetrical cinematography, stop-motion/miniatures, etc.), into what is truly his most technically impressive film to date. The key to The Grand Budapest Hotel (no pun intended) that it gets right where his previous film struggled is making sure there's a story worth telling with this technical prowess as a backdrop. Pulling a complete one-eighty from the often cold tale of childhood love in Moonrise Kingdom, this time around Anderson has crafted a zany story-within-a-story murder mystery that is perhaps his funniest film to date. Anderson, of course, has always been a master of dry black humor, but much of the reason this film is so unflinchingly hilarious is the cast he's gathered to tell his story. The ensemble consists of too many names to list but all of whom are predictably great (most of whom are frequent Anderson collaborators), but the two standouts are brand new to being in front of an Anderson-operated camera: that is, Ralph Fiennes and newcomer Tony Revolori. Fiennes' dry wit and comedic timing is impeccable for an actor whose work has been primarily rooted in serious drama, and Revolori perfectly captures the awkwardness that feels like a cinematic extension of Anderson himself. It's easy to go on and on about how comedically perfect of a film this is, and ignoring the fact that Anderson never sacrifices emotion for a laugh. At the undercurrent of all the wackiness is a genuine feeling of romanticism and loss: the fact that Anderson can balance such opposing themes really is a testament to his capabilities as a storyteller, and in that regard, it's certainly not a stretch to call this his magnum opus.
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