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  • Summary: The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, 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 theThe Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, 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 of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. [Fox Searchlight] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Apr 18, 2014
    100
    It is safe to say that The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of those breakthrough moments, a movie that is so beautifully realized from start to finish that I almost doubted myself on the way home. Could I really have enjoyed that film that much?
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Feb 6, 2014
    100
    It’s wonderful.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 13, 2014
    100
    That perception of Fiennes and Gustave is central to the whole enterprise. Without it, the movie just breaks off and flies away. But with it, The Grand Budapest Hotel becomes something wonderful.
  4. 88
    We should all be so lucky as to live in a world designed, peopled and manipulated by Wes Anderson. His latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a dark, daft and deft triumph of design details.
  5. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Mar 13, 2014
    88
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Ben Nicholson
    Jun 23, 2014
    80
    Despite being one of his most ostentatious films to date, the setting, plot, performances and authorial tone on display marry together seamlessly to simultaneously heighten and smooth his trademark style.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 4, 2014
    50
    “GBH” is a featherweight screwball comedy that, trying mightily to be cosmopolitan, feels awfully provincial, desperately touristy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 164
  1. Mar 8, 2014
    10
    All of which combines to make what feels like Wes Anderson’s most heartfelt film thus far. One that effortlessly straddles genres and works asAll of which combines to make what feels like Wes Anderson’s most heartfelt film thus far. One that effortlessly straddles genres and works as both a nostalgic paean to a more innocent time and an examination of the very nature of storytelling itself. But most of all, it’s a beautifully realised account of the friendship that once formed between a lowly lobby boy and the legendary concierge who took him under his wing. Grand Budapest Hotel finds director Wes Anderson at the top of his game, delivering what may be his best film yet. Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2014
    10
    Wonderfully visual, funny, perfectly balanced adventure that kept my eyes wide open for the entire movie.
    The backdrop was extremely well
    Wonderfully visual, funny, perfectly balanced adventure that kept my eyes wide open for the entire movie.
    The backdrop was extremely well placed and despite the layers it was easy to follow and hugely enjoyable.
    The Grand Hotel Budapest has all the ingredients to become a classic.
    Go and see it.
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  3. Aug 9, 2014
    9
    Una película con toques sutiles de comedia, artística y técnicamente una obra maestra, con muy buena dirección y un magnifico guión, queUna película con toques sutiles de comedia, artística y técnicamente una obra maestra, con muy buena dirección y un magnifico guión, que dice presente en las listas de premios de las siguiente temporada. Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2014
    8
    I can attest to this being one of the most visually interesting movies of all time. Every shot feels like a work of art, and a lot of timeI can attest to this being one of the most visually interesting movies of all time. Every shot feels like a work of art, and a lot of time and effort was put into casting, cinematography, editing, and costume/set design. It's a perfectly realized world. With that being said, I didn't want the movie to end. At the same time, I wasn't riveted at what I was experiencing. It was the visual style that pulled me in, but not much else. The script is sharp and eloquently written, but it feels a tad overly classy. It's hard to say why I don't think this is perfect because it is (cinematically speaking). Perhaps a second viewing is in order. Whatever the case is, I recommend this to film buffs exclusively as one can appreciate the care and detail that went into each second of runtime. I don't know how casual watchers would interpret the film. It's something to see for yourself and be the judge of. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2015
    8
    What a hilariously off beat black comedy by Wes Anderson. I found myself transfixed by the amazing cinematography, characters, soundtrack andWhat a hilariously off beat black comedy by Wes Anderson. I found myself transfixed by the amazing cinematography, characters, soundtrack and sets. Ralph Fiennes shined as Gustave H and Tony Revolori as Zero Moustafa played as his straight man foil. A great first movie to kickoff my 2015. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2015
    6
    The Grand Budapest Hotel is funny and charming, and very much what you'd expect from Wes Anderson. In fact, I don't think it's too much of aThe Grand Budapest Hotel is funny and charming, and very much what you'd expect from Wes Anderson. In fact, I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that there's really nothing new here. Wes Anderson makes all of his movies to appeal to the audience that he already has in the palm of his hand. In some ways that's a good thing, because Anderson certainly has a very unique style that appeals to a lot of people, and in other ways it's a bad thing, because there's never any attempt to expand his audience; it's just another Wes Anderson flick. I'm low-balling this review on purpose as a warning: I actually happened to really like this movie, but then again I am a Wes Anderson fan, and if you're a Wes Anderson fan, you'll probably like this movie also. However, if you're not a Wes Anderson fan, don't even bother with this one. Definitely a good flick, but by no means Anderson's best. Expand
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    0
    This movie was a waste of time and a hit in the wallet for no reason. If you are going to watch this, go on a cheap night. I am still sittingThis movie was a waste of time and a hit in the wallet for no reason. If you are going to watch this, go on a cheap night. I am still sitting here wondering what it is that I had just watched. The random poetry and hipster-esque movie that is known as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is poorly rated on this website. Do not be lulled in with a false sense of security. You have been warned. I literally made this account just to rate this movie poorly because that's how bad it was. Think Spring Breakers but hipster. Expand

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