The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Writer-director Wes Anderson's Academy Award-winning follow-up toMoonrise Kingdom, starring Ralph Fiennes as Mr. Gustave, the unflappable and perfectly composed concierge of the eponymous hotel. Shot in Germany, the all-star cast also includes Saoirse Ronan, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Jeff Goldblum.

Alpine Europe's remarkable Grand Budapest Hotel saw its glory days in the 1930s. It's in this period that new lobby boy Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori) learns the tricks of the trade from Mr Gustave, falls in love with a baker's assistant (Ronan) and finds himself mixed up in quite an adventure. When Gustave inherits a priceless painting from a wealthy female guest of the hotel, one of many he served as a companion to, her son (Brody) stops at nothing to regain it - let alone murder. As the shadow of war falls across the country, Gustave and Zero embark on a madcap dash for survival.

Anderson has given hints to the tone and story, citing little-known Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig, filmmaker Billy Wilder, and the warm comedies of Ernst Lubitsch as inspirations. Says Anderson: "It's kind of European, inspired partly by Hollywood Europe, and also by some European writers around that time... that Europe which is not made in Europe at all [but instead] on the Hollywood back lot, even though we’re actually going to Europe to do it. It’s got some of that kind of thing in it."

Best Costume Design, Make-Up/Hair, Original Score and Production Design, Academy Awards 2015; Best Original Screenplay, Production Design, Music and Make Up/Hair at the 2015 BAFTA Awards; Best Film (Comedy/Musical) at the 2015 Golden Globes; Winner of the Silver Berlin Bear, Grand Jury Prize at Berlin Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: PG, Violence, sexual references, nudity and coarse language100 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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A captivating 1930s-set caper… offers a vibrant and imaginative evocation of a bygone era.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Like the eye-catching cakes Agatha makes, Anderson’s eighth feature has a heft beneath its icing, heart behind its artifice. Check in, and you won’t want to leave.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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There’s nothing like the glow of a truly great film—and this could be Wes Anderson’s keeper—to trigger some niggling reservations.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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I found myself not only charmed and touched but also moved to a new level of respect.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A nimblefooted, witty piece, but one also imbued with a premonitory sadness at the coming conflagration [World War II].

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An idiosyncratic period comedy that will delight connoisseurs more than the wide public.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Another meticulously stylish and deadpan Wes Anderson movie that walks the fine line between masterpiece and folly.

4.0
0

The Grand Budapest is Grand

This is a typical Wes Anderson movie with a dreamy wardrobe, beautiful actors and fantastic sets. From the props to the way each shot filters into another, this movie is pure genius. It starts off a little slow but once the story gets going, there's not much to top this movie. All of the characters are well thought out as is normal for an Anderson movie, it...

5.0
0

Would Love to Stay Here More Often

Quirky, fun, and visionary from Mr. Anderson and one of the best performance's of Ralph Fiennes to date. Superb fun.

4.0
0

One of a kind

Wes Anderson is a visionary.

5.0
0

Didn't Get It

This seemed to be a load of drivel.A mess of endless scenes that meant very little. There was not one bit of humour in the film.

1.0
0

Boring

I expected more. Beautiful scenery, yes, but the characters are caricatures, very ugly caricatures, so have little substance, and are hard to sympathise with. Watch, only if you're arty-farty, or have nothing better to do.

2.0
0

Idiosyncratic Brilliance

I think we can all agree that Wes Anderson’s films are, of themselves, their own genre. Comedy, drama, crime, adventure. These are all genres one could label The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I think simply saying “It’s a Wes Anderson film”, sums it up quite well. Ralph Fiennes plays Monsieur Gustave H., the oddball concierge of the Hotel. When he is not busy...

5.0
0

Fun but frenetic as Wes scales the peak.

Wes Anderson seems to have reached his zenith with this. I doubt if he can go any further with this extreme Victorian theatrical styling. Visually gorgeous but somewhat jarring as we race through a fairly simple story made to feel complex. The usual suspects pop in and out in cameos of varying length, the painted and cutout backdrops are in abundance and...

0

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Typically stylish and incredibly funny. Wes Anderson's idiosyncratic screwball comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a blast. The story starts with F. Murray Abraham telling Jude Law his adventures as the Grand Budapest lobby boy. Ralph Fiennes plays Monsieur Gustave, the charming owner of the Grand Budapest Hotel. He seduces the elder female guests of the...

4.0
0

Most Beautiful!

The only criticism would be the misleading trailer letting you believe in major performance of world famous actors whilst most of them appear only for a couple of minutes. Even so a comedy and loads to laugh about still elegantly underlined by moments of serious historic proportions.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A captivating 1930s-set caper… offers a vibrant and imaginative evocation of a bygone era.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Like the eye-catching cakes Agatha makes, Anderson’s eighth feature has a heft beneath its icing, heart behind its artifice. Check in, and you won’t want to leave.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There’s nothing like the glow of a truly great film—and this could be Wes Anderson’s keeper—to trigger some niggling reservations.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

I found myself not only charmed and touched but also moved to a new level of respect.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A nimblefooted, witty piece, but one also imbued with a premonitory sadness at the coming conflagration [World War II].

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An idiosyncratic period comedy that will delight connoisseurs more than the wide public.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Another meticulously stylish and deadpan Wes Anderson movie that walks the fine line between masterpiece and folly.

4.0
0

The Grand Budapest is Grand

This is a typical Wes Anderson movie with a dreamy wardrobe, beautiful actors and fantastic sets. From the props to the way each shot filters into another, this movie is pure genius. It starts off a little slow but once the story gets going, there's not much to top this movie. All of the characters are well thought out as is normal for an Anderson movie,...

5.0
0

Would Love to Stay Here More Often

Quirky, fun, and visionary from Mr. Anderson and one of the best performance's of Ralph Fiennes to date. Superb fun.

4.0
0

One of a kind

Wes Anderson is a visionary.

5.0
0

Didn't Get It

This seemed to be a load of drivel.A mess of endless scenes that meant very little. There was not one bit of humour in the film.

1.0
0

Boring

I expected more. Beautiful scenery, yes, but the characters are caricatures, very ugly caricatures, so have little substance, and are hard to sympathise with. Watch, only if you're arty-farty, or have nothing better to do.

2.0
0

Idiosyncratic Brilliance

I think we can all agree that Wes Anderson’s films are, of themselves, their own genre. Comedy, drama, crime, adventure. These are all genres one could label The Grand Budapest Hotel, but I think simply saying “It’s a Wes Anderson film”, sums it up quite well. Ralph Fiennes plays Monsieur Gustave H., the oddball concierge of the Hotel. When he is not...

5.0
0

Fun but frenetic as Wes scales the peak.

Wes Anderson seems to have reached his zenith with this. I doubt if he can go any further with this extreme Victorian theatrical styling. Visually gorgeous but somewhat jarring as we race through a fairly simple story made to feel complex. The usual suspects pop in and out in cameos of varying length, the painted and cutout backdrops are in abundance and...

0

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Typically stylish and incredibly funny. Wes Anderson's idiosyncratic screwball comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a blast. The story starts with F. Murray Abraham telling Jude Law his adventures as the Grand Budapest lobby boy. Ralph Fiennes plays Monsieur Gustave, the charming owner of the Grand Budapest Hotel. He seduces the elder female guests of the...

4.0
0

Most Beautiful!

The only criticism would be the misleading trailer letting you believe in major performance of world famous actors whilst most of them appear only for a couple of minutes. Even so a comedy and loads to laugh about still elegantly underlined by moments of serious historic proportions.

5.0
0