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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Feb 6, 2014
    100
    It’s wonderful.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Mar 13, 2014
    88
    What does it add up to? What’s it all about, Wes? In a word: evanescence.
  5. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Mar 20, 2014
    83
    Anderson leavens the lunacy with a few acts of sudden and extreme violence or avert-your-face sex, which seem as extravagant as the rest of his notions. Perhaps they’re in there to change the flavor of the humor, the way Mendl might put a bitter coffee bean in a chocolate torte to keep it from cloying us.
  6. Reviewed by: Damon Wise
    Mar 3, 2014
    80
    Another meticulously stylish and deadpan Wes Anderson movie that walks the fine line between masterpiece and folly.
  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. Positive: 93 out of 128
  2. Negative: 18 out of 128
  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. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Unique visual exploration and stylish picture with unique dark humour successfully attaches my eyes and my laughter, makes "The Grand BudapestUnique visual exploration and stylish picture with unique dark humour successfully attaches my eyes and my laughter, makes "The Grand Budapest Hotel" proper to shout : "What could this film really exist?" Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2014
    9
    Quite a delight. It was a charming and amusing movie. The style of the movie and character gestures and motion completely reminds me ofQuite a delight. It was a charming and amusing movie. The style of the movie and character gestures and motion completely reminds me of "Fantastic Mr. Fox." It was very quirky just like playing a game of Clue. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2014
    8
    Wes Anderson is an unstoppable monster in film, creating masterpiece after masterpiece that can do no wrong for their originality is a notchWes Anderson is an unstoppable monster in film, creating masterpiece after masterpiece that can do no wrong for their originality is a notch above the rest. The Grand Budapest Hotel is no except. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2014
    7
    Great film by Wes Anderson. Saw it first when it was at limited release at a small theater.
    Reminded me of Moonrise Kingdom but with more
    Great film by Wes Anderson. Saw it first when it was at limited release at a small theater.
    Reminded me of Moonrise Kingdom but with more eccentric characters.
    In summary, if you like Wes Anderson films, you'll like this one. I bought it because I like his style. Movies are an escape, an alternate reality and this movie has that atmosphere and feeling. At least worth a rental.
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  6. Apr 1, 2014
    5
    A very visually appealing movie that has many subtle elements. Such as the deserts they eat at the end in the future not having the pristineA very visually appealing movie that has many subtle elements. Such as the deserts they eat at the end in the future not having the pristine appeal that the ones in the past where made. Plot wise well, uh ok. I did like looking around the hotel at the different times and comparing them in my mind. The story just was a little weak. Expand
  7. Jul 21, 2014
    0
    Just an awful movie. Not funny, weirdly directed, repetitive, featuring horrible florid set design, senseless celebrity cameo appearances, andJust an awful movie. Not funny, weirdly directed, repetitive, featuring horrible florid set design, senseless celebrity cameo appearances, and some of the most boring dialogue ever. Hard for me to say how much I hated this movie. I know I'm in the minority, but I know I'm right too. Most people who say they like this movie probably secretly hated it. Expand

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