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Grand Budapest Hotel

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  Grand Budapest Hotel Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.92 /10
Ralph Fiennes , Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray
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Directed by: Wes Anderson
Written by: Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness , inspired by the writing of Stefan Zweig

Released: 2014
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US/ Germany
Colour: C
Length: 99

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It's not as endearing as Moonrise Kingdom but not as tedious as The Darjeeling Limited. It offers an engaging 90+ minutes of unconventional, comedy-tinged adventure that references numerous classic movies while developing a style and narrative approach all its own.
(James Berardinelli, Reelviews)
For sure, itís another example of style over substance ó a richly deserved accusation that is always leveled at this kindergarten cop of a director, but I confess itís a lot of scattered and disjointed fun.
(Rex Reed, New York Observer)
The Grand Budapest Hotel is no more than mildly funny. It produces murmuring titters rather than laughter -- the sound of viewers affirming their own acumen in so reliably getting the joke.
(David Denby, New Yorker)
As played with a melancholy rakishness by the handsomer-than-ever Fiennes, M. Gustave is one of Andersonís more memorable creations ó but heís stranded in a movie that, for all its gorgeous frills and furbelows... never seemed to me to be quite sure what it was about.
(Dana Stevens, Slate)
Another meticulously stylish and deadpan Wes Anderson movie that walks the fine line between masterpiece and folly.
(Damon Wise, Empire)

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