The Grand Budapest Hotel Reviews

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January 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.
January 2, 2015
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is not his grandest work yet, but it is one worth an extended stay.
January 2, 2015
The mannered, madcap proceedings are often delightful, occasionally silly, and here and there, gruesome and/or heartbreaking.
January 2, 2015
Grand isn't good enough a word for this Budapest Hotel. Great is more like it.
January 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.
April 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 20, 2014
After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to extend their stay.
March 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.
March 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.
March 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.
March 14, 2014
From the start, it's clear Anderson is working with a new sophistication both in the vocabulary and structure of the film's voiceover narrations.
March 14, 2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson's canon. It's practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes - who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?!
March 13, 2014
It's quintessential Anderson, in other words, but also an unabashed entertainment. And that's something to see.
March 13, 2014
Playing an Old World charmer with clipped diction and a deliciously foul mouth, Fiennes, making his debut with Anderson's stock company, falls into lockstep with the filmmaker's unmistakable universe.
March 13, 2014
With "The Grand Budapest Hotel," Wes Anderson is up to his old tricks but with a magnanimous new confidence that feels like a gift.
March 13, 2014
The entire movie is like a giant, elaborately decorated cake, created by this most exacting of film craftsmen. And how tasty it is!
March 13, 2014
[Anderson's pictures are] comical without actually being funny, inventive without being freely playful, momentous without being dramatic. The emotional oxygen that would ignite them gets smothered in self-conscious cleverness.
March 13, 2014
The tender friendship between the wide-eyed Zero and the worldly Gustave gives this movie an emotional core that isn't always an Anderson priority.
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