The Grand Budapest Hotel

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
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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-
Goldblum, Jeff 1952-, Actor
Murray, Bill 1950 September 21-, Actor
Norton, Edward Actor
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.


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Nov 26, 2014
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this movie! Very amusing, hilarious, unique and artistic! I highly recommend it!

Nov 23, 2014
  • kristikaye rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this movie. Great characters, beautiful to look at, very funny. Wes Anderson's one of my favorite directors, and this is my favorite movie he's made so far!

Nov 19, 2014
  • Dimmu16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A little insane at times. But it sucks you in.

Nov 19, 2014
  • whyisitso rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful movie, in so many ways. Stylish, thoughtful, and hilarious with an incredible cast. It blows my mind that some viewers have left comments describing this film as "boring"; it is anything but.

Nov 17, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A non-linear neo-realism inspired fantastical fantasy-fiction-action dark comedy. The viewer gets the impression that in all probability something similar to this actually happened during the same tumultuous time period -- the heady days between WW I and WW II -- and that this is simply a fictionalized re-telling. Director Wes Anderson said in interviews the plot ideas are derivative of Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig's (1881-1942) "Beware of Pity" (1939) and "The Post-Office Girl" (posthumously published in 1982). A character (The Author) very similar to the historical Zweig appears as an important character in the film. One the minus side, the action constantly switches forward and backward in time, which makes it challenging to follow. And one or two of the scenes seem needlessly frightening and brutal. On the plus side, for the most part, an interesting story; and, more importantly, an example of a story well told within the constraints of mainstream film. It's easy, for example, for the viewer to find a reason to cheer-on the protagonists, and oppose the antagonists, as the various adventures and misadventures materialize. Overall, while not exceptional film art, this is a film worthy of a viewing. Modestly recommended.

Nov 16, 2014
  • Popsicletoestoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

besides all the fun and quirkiness and amazing number of my favourite actors popping up it is visually beautiful. I'm not sure if I want to go to that beautiful mythical hotel in its prime or just eat it.

A wonderful movie filled with many great performances and the usual great direction by Mr. Anderson. What I most like about Mr. Anderson's films are the quirky and eccentric characters that are never lampooned, but celebrated by the film maker.

Nov 06, 2014
  • wilcar49 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Boring film, I watched only ten minutes of it. Highly over-rated, not worth the long hold wait for a copy to come in at the library.

really liked this movie. I found it funny

Oct 26, 2014
  • Quetzlzacatenango rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Whimsical and humorous characters and setting, like all Wes Anderson films, with his staccato of dialogue that requires a second viewing to appreciate everything that he infuses into his films. Fiennes is wonderful as the concierge and there are multiple "cameos" of recurring Wes Anderson actors.

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

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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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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May 01, 2014
  • libguy_1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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