The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

DVD - 2014
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Gustav H., the famous concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930's becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution's oldest and richest patrons turns up dead, and she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art -- a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple. Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman's greedy and nefarious heir uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav's trusted lobby boy Zero to clear Gustav's name and prove that the grand lady's killer is none other than her own son.


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Jul 09, 2018

Beautiful visually and highly stylized but I didn't understand the point to this movie. I guess celebration of a bygone time and anti-war.

Jun 01, 2018

Watched this on Netflix before they took it off tomorrow. It's a colourful movie and very visually gratifying, although vulgar at times. Loved the third act of the movie where it had this James Bond feel to it with two goofy characters and the character Zero also made a sort of Napolian Dynamite type of frame. Well acted by other cast.

May 19, 2018

As some one that found this movie charming and very funny I do have to warn that the humor is something that I dont think is for everyone. It seems to be some sort of cheesy take on classy humor, with vulgar and brutal moments to sort of make a really silly movie. It does have lighthearted moments too. But for me its more the cheesiness of it with just shots that ooze a style. I suggest you read up on reviews if you are on the fence and need a push. Because although I loved it, when I saw it in theaters, I was the only one laughing their ass off. So You have been warned.

Apr 09, 2018

Another enchanting tapestry from the masterful Wes Anderson. He creates a beautiful, rich world based on Pre-World War II central Europe. While Ralph Fiennes is particularly outstanding, this is a wonderful cast from top to bottom, characteristic of any Wes Anderson movie. Possibly his best work, or at least up there with The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, and Moonrise Kingdom.

Jan 30, 2018

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie.
I thought it would be whimsical and charming. It was vulgar and crass.
I turned it off after 20 minutes or so, and it was a push to get that far. I kept thinking it would get better.
It got worse.
Big disappointment.

Aug 06, 2017

Rated 2/10. I was under the impression that this was supposed to be a comedy. Rather, it's just a silly and bizarre movie.

Apr 26, 2017

This complete waste of time is valuable only as a sleep aid. Only someone as stupid as a liberal would like it. It is pretentious, foolish, but most of all boring--fodder for libs.

Dec 29, 2016

Soundtrack was amazing!

MomoT Nov 16, 2016

I haven't had much luck with Wes Anderson films in the past so wasn't expecting too much from this but it was great. An over the top caper, to be sure, but a beautifully presented, sentimental joy nonetheless. I expected the "wacky hijinks" to turn me off but luckily Ralph Fiennes is charm personified. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Oct 26, 2016

Kind of quirky, but I thought it was a good film. Not for everyone though.

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Jan 21, 2018

jeffroko thinks this title is suitable for 25 years and over

Harriet_the_Spy Dec 16, 2016

Harriet_the_Spy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Dimmu16 Nov 20, 2014

The somewhat long and also colorful history of The Grand Budapest hotel.


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Sep 11, 2014

Coarse Language: there is quite a bit of swearing


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Jul 25, 2014

Moustafa on Gus:
--There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity... He was one of them. What more is there to say?
--To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it - but, I will say: he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvelous grace!

Gus: I must say, I find that girl utterly delightful. Flat as a board, enormous birthmark the shape of Mexico over half her face, sweating for hours on end in that sweltering kitchen (in the bakery), while Mendl, ...

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