Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Reviews
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This film was good for: 1) whiling away an afternoon with a bag of popcorn (big enough for refills) and 2) if there is no other movie for you to see that is a good one. It's far far better than "Her," and much better than "Nymphomaniac 1."
It is not a bad movie but not a good movie. Entertaining (especially the young bellboy). With a starry cast. Like most "starry cast" movies, it is not good comedy or good drama. Personally, I don't care for starry casts but good plots and stories. There's some interesting cinematography.
This movie has extraordinary reviews. My wife and I saw the movie tonight and it is not funny; it is a slap stick comedy. What others found mind blowing funny we thought was merely mildly stupid. I think this movie will find some who find it funny but others who will find it a waste of time. Oddly enough I encourage you to see it on the big screen - your only hope of finding it remotely interesting unless you are a fan of slap stick.
I loved this movie! This is one of those rare finds of a movie that hits you upside the face like a cream pie from the ole Keystone comedies. When was the last time that you saw an honest to goodness farce?
I will admit that I am not a Wes Anderson fan: he often comes across as pretentious to me. That being said, I witnessed this film with a sense of awe and wonder. I continually asked myself how Mr Anderson was able to communicate what was in his head to the designers and actors. However he did it, it came across in wonderous splendor on the screen. It is not to be missed on the big screen. This is one of those rare films that needs to be seen several times to catch all of the visual and verbal humor. It goes by so quickly that there was a sense of loss when the film ended and the lights came up.
This film is charming, funny, touching, inspirational, and just downright fun. My wife and I were quoting the film for hours. Yes, Ralph Finnes is great in the movie but don't take your eyes off the comedic genius that is his sidekick. Between his youthful googly eyes and drawn on moustache, he's a gifted find. There are enough cameos to demonstrate that those in Hollywood understood the gift that this film is. My one sadness is that I do not think that it will be remembered next year at Oscar time. It will be lost in the sea of dreck that will be coming as the year warms up. SIGH.
I loved this movie. Please do not miss this visual treat in the theatres. Home video will not do it justice.
Am I making my point clearly? Another reviewer called it a "flume ride" of a film. That term has never been more appropriately used.
This film was wonderful and I highly recommend seeing it on the big screen, you will not regret it. I don’t remember the last time I laughed that much in a movie theater. The film was kind of crazy and I loved every second of it, I have to say that I am surprised to like one of the Anderson’s films, I usually hate it. The film was entertaining, imaginative, charming, and the acting was superb. I especially enjoyed Ralph Fiennes’s performance, it was exciting and I enjoyed the dry wit the most. Overall, I think this film is worth your time and money and I hope that you will see it on the big screen.