The Grand Budapest Hotel

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Edition: EnglishSpanishFrench version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Anderson, Wes 1969-, film director
Goldblum, Jeff 1952-, Actor
Murray, Bill 1950 September 21-, Actor
Norton, Edward Actor
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. film distributor


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Jan 24, 2015
  • piper1999 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Well, one can take a piece of dung, sprinkle it with gold flakes, give it a nice thick coat of the shiniest varnish, hang it from a gold chain and then try to sell it off as jewelry. But in the end, after careful examination, it still is nothing more than a piece of dung!

Jan 20, 2015
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A charming and quirky film with a wonderful cast. Production design is excellent as is Ralph Fiennes in the lead role, a disappointment he wasn't nominated for an Oscar. The film loses steam in the last 1/4 but it's painless and enjoyable.

Jan 20, 2015
  • susanjbrittain rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great people, great story telling. Very funny. Ralph Fiennes was spectacular!! Goofy and fun. :D

Fantastic! Anderson is an amazing, visual storyteller.

Jan 16, 2015
  • lizumi rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I viewed this movie last summer and was totally underwhelmed. It left so little impression that when I discovered it had been nominated for an Academy Award, I was hard put to even recall what it was about. Even after reading the story summary, the memory was so vague I can recall few, if any details. Boring, yes, with a capital B.

This is one of the "very" worst movies we have ever seen - Oscar - you've gotta be kidding. We watched it for over 30 minutes and then decided to stop the agony. It was awful, awful awful. Goodness knows what anyone can see in this movie, which is boring, childish, silly, and definitely Oscar quality. To think so many films were not nominated which were excellent and this stupid movie was.

Jan 16, 2015
  • RPLtheresa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very beautifully filmed and a great cast make this an enjoyable film to watch. Oscar worthy? That I'm not so sure about...

Jan 14, 2015
  • Marzek rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A mere trifle. Like a meringue, it's pretty to look at, but made of sugar & egg whites, it crumbles into powder. The Grand Budapest Hotel has enough art direction for a dozen movies, right down to the typography - every single serif has been artisanally crafted 'just so.' And to what end? It's charming eye candy, but utterly bereft of content. Its budget would cover Eric Rohmer's lifetime of work; Max Ophuls could have made Le Plaisir for one of its scenes. Its cast - from Mathieu Amalric to Bill Murray - is wasted. It's the artsy hipster-bait equivalent of a Hollywood action picture, and while arts-y, it has nothing to do with art. So much money, talent, and possibility squandered. If you're the type who confuses 'gourmet cupcakes' with actual food, well, here's a movie for you. It's entertaining, I'll grant that, but in the end... kind of a shame.

Jan 14, 2015
  • AA789 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie!

Jan 13, 2015
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Quirky and charming. I was surprised by how much I liked this!

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Nov 20, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 20, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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


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Sep 11, 2014
  • jellobird1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: there is quite a bit of swearing


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Jul 25, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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