Reviews

May 30, 2020
"Times have changed." It's an elemental Wes Anderson lament...
Jan 2, 2018
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.
Jun 18, 2016
Just plain fun, full of the filmmaker's signature flourishes and curlicues, worked out with skill and finesse.
Jan 2, 2015
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is not his grandest work yet, but it is one worth an extended stay.
Jan 2, 2015
The mannered, madcap proceedings are often delightful, occasionally silly, and here and there, gruesome and/or heartbreaking.
Jan 2, 2015
This is a visually stunning film, but above all it's a hugely enjoyable one.
Jan 2, 2015
Grand isn't good enough a word for this Budapest Hotel. Great is more like it.
Jan 2, 2015
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.
Nov 7, 2014
For his fans this tribute to a bygone era and in fact a bygone world is a brilliant watch, one of the most thoughtful of Anderson's films even amongst the grandiose escapism.
May 21, 2014
Anderson's film looks good enough to eat; swallowing it is another matter.
Apr 28, 2014
It is a film that maintains its illusion with grace-and ruefully unmasks that illusion every bit as gracefully.
Apr 4, 2014
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
The result is a deliciously rich and, dare I say, old-fashioned entertainment, filled with affectionate jokes and cinematic references.
Mar 22, 2014
The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes. Also, be ready to crave some macaroons.
Mar 21, 2014
"Budapest" is pretty much an old-fashioned screwball comedy garishly dressed. It's goofy, eccentric and often downright silly. There are many scenes that would have worked in a "Three Stooges" movie.
Mar 20, 2014
After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to extend their stay.
Mar 14, 2014
In its own silly, artificial way, it's the first Anderson film to acknowledge the existence of a world outside its own little toy box and to ground its characters' nostalgia in something resembling actual historical reality.
Mar 14, 2014
All the cutesiness in the world can't really make what was beginning to happen in 1930s Europe remotely charming, as Anderson seems to want to do.
Mar 14, 2014
The comedy in The Grand Budapest Hotel is among the broadest yet undertaken by Anderson. But amid the frenzied hubbub, there are intimations of a darker, sadder history unfolding.
Mar 14, 2014
If a movie can be elegantly zany, this wholly imaginative, assured fable of a legendary concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), his protégé Zero (Tony Revolori) and the murder of a countess, is it.