‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” opened on March 7, 2014, in selected theatres in the U.S. and UK. The film is written and directed by Wes Anderson. Its cast members include Ralph Fiennes (M. Guastave), F. Murray Abraham (Mr. Moustafa), Adrien Brody (Dmitri), Jeff Goldblum (Deuty Kovacs) and Bill Murray (M. Ivan). Read on for the “The Grand Budapest Hotel” movie review and a brief synopsis of the film.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Film Synopsis:
The film is about the adventure of M. Gustave and Mr. Moustafa. M. Gustave is a concierge in a famous European hotel during the wars, while Moustafa is a lobby boy who becomes M. Gustave’s most trusted friend. The story is about theft, the recovery of a prestigious Renaissance painting and a huge amount of family fortune.
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Movie Review:
Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer gave this film an 88%, somehow short of the 97% of moviegoers who have awaited this film.
Kenneth Turan of Los Angeles Times, a top critic at Rotten Tomatoes, praised Anderson for his work.
“Delighting in all manner of old movie tropes, from elaborate chases to hairs-breadth escapes to Victorian plot devices like ‘the second copy of the second will,’ this playful yet poignant film, anchored by a knockout performance by Ralph Fiennes, tells the Boys’ Own Adventure yarn of how a celebrated hotel concierge and a lowly lobby boy team up to have the adventure of a lifetime,” said Turan in the Los Angeles report.
Meanwhile, Debora Ross of The Spectator has a different reception of the film. Though most of the top critics praised and wrote how they liked Anderson’s work, Ross stated that the film did not move her.
“Divine pastries, divine clothes, divine period trappings, but, as with most of Anderson’s films, I was never moved or understood what mattered, if any of it mattered. I’m even forgetting it as I’m remembering it, as if it had been no more than a dream,” said Ross in The Spectator report.
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