Hotel

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
Watch On
  1. 80
    Though finally overwhelmed by a preening lassitude, Hotel is never less than fascinating.
  2. Figgis still deserves credit for taking more artistic chances than a dozen ordinary directors.
  3. 75
    Most audiences will find it baffling and unsatisfactory. Those who are open to its flywheel peculiarities may find it bold, funny, peculiar and delightful.
  4. 70
    Surprisingly enjoyable, even if you'd hesitate to call it a complete success. Indeed, Figgis expects you to sit back and roll with the pleasurable moments.
  5. 70
    If you're ready to roll with Hotel and take what it gives you, there's some rich entertainment here.
  6. Long stretches of Mike Figgis' film are jaw-droppingly pretentious or painfully dull... Nevertheless, there are clever, funny, erotic and visually beautiful moments scattered throughout the film.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. TimH.
    Jan 3, 2006
    8
    Loosen up people. A bit capricious and the slightest bit obtuse, but it's nice to see someone with the courage to take some risks and Loosen up people. A bit capricious and the slightest bit obtuse, but it's nice to see someone with the courage to take some risks and try something new. A film need not reinvent cinema or perform a masterstroke to be worth watching or to sooth a brain that's worn thin by Hollywood's near-constant flow of uninspired trash based on much-hackneyed premises and painfully simple cliches. If this film is a personal milestone for the director on the path to finding their own voice, then I am honored to have been witness to the unfoldment of even a fragment of their dreams in cinema-graphic form. To be sure, the film contains many great ideas and some fresh editing approaches at the very least. Well done and I wish this director the very best! Full Review »