Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
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  1. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Mar 6, 2014
    60
    The Grand Budapest Hotel is no more than mildly funny. It produces murmuring titters rather than laughter -- the sound of viewers affirming their own acumen in so reliably getting the joke. [10 March 2014, p.78]
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 6, 2014
    60
    The result is a film almost too reliant on its players to push it through.
  3. 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.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 939 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 167
  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. Full Review »
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    3
    Best for the smug. The "too-loud laughter of the art-house patron" is a review that would work on this film. There's an audience for this thatBest for the smug. The "too-loud laughter of the art-house patron" is a review that would work on this film. There's an audience for this that wants to think they're in on the joke and the rest of us rabble don't have the emotional intelligence to see the forest. But the joke's on them.

    This is a beautiful-looking, highly-styled, clever but EMPTY film. These are Wes Anderson characters in Wes Anderson settings. The dialogue is cute, but gets old by the end ... there's no arc, no development ... just odd, quirky characters who are odd and quirky for the sake of it.

    Rushmore and Moonlight Kingdom worked because the characters were great, lonely people. There are no great characters in GBH ... and the story is thin ... but it does look nice.
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  3. Apr 2, 2014
    5
    Meh, the film is interesting, and it's fun to see so many stars in one film. But it falls short in the laughs department. It's silly, andMeh, the film is interesting, and it's fun to see so many stars in one film. But it falls short in the laughs department. It's silly, and cute, and oh so clever, but left me a bit bored. I have a feeling some of the high reviews are from folks who are pleased with hollywood taking them a little more seriously. However, for me it was a bit dull. Full Review »