Review : The Grand Budapest Hotel


“The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.”

A truly great adventure we have here indeed. Wes Anderson has done it again here. The movie starts off nice and slowly to pull you into this wonderful world that he has created and once you’re in, it never lets go or lets up. The cast here is also brilliant, every actor finds a way to stand out while also blending seamlessly into the woven narrative of this Wes Anderson fairytale. Even the many superb cameos do greatly to show off each particular actor while maintaining   a cohesive whole. The pacing is as immaculate as ever here and the set pieces are done so quirkily and cute that they cant help but invite the viewer in. Now non fans of this kind of story telling will most definitely be pulled out of the experience, and not impressed by what they may consider “cheesy” or “weird” visuals. The average movie goer however, going in with an open mind and a sense of wonder will not be disappointed. The plot itself is deep and well sustained throughout the movie. The humor may not be to everyone’s liking, but it is constant and in great supply here. I myself couldn’t stop laughing, but I could also notice those times where many a viewer simply didn’t seem to want to participate in the laughs at hand. This film is labeled as a comedy, but I think it does a lot more than just attempt to make you laugh, and I mean that in a very good way. Every theme that this movie tries to touch on, it does so wonderfully. The scenes of romance, suspense, action, all of them are effortless in their progression and flow. So over all what is The Grand Budapest Hotel? An amazing movie that’s not for everyone. And even so, quality is quality.

Review Score : 9.5 out of 10


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