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Grand Budapest Hotel Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    88

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bruce Ingram

    It’s quintessential Anderson... but also an unabashed entertainment. And that’s something to see.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    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.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Constant lateral tracks, push-ins, whip-pans, camera moves timed to dialogue, title cards, chapter headings, miniatures, use of stop-action, fetishization of clothing and props, absurdist predicaments — all the techniques Anderson has honed over the years — are used to pinpoint effect here.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    One of Anderson's cleverest and most gorgeous movies, dipping just enough of a toe in the real world — and in the melancholy works of its acknowledged inspiration, the late Austrian writer Stefan Zweig — to prevent the whole thing from floating off into the ether of minor whimsy.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    A captivating 1930s-set caper whose innumerable surface pleasures might just seduce you into overlooking its sly intelligence and depth of feeling.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Real life is not the movie's concern. Mr. Anderson's lovely confection — that's a pastry metaphor — keeps us smiling, and sometimes laughing out loud. Yet acid lurks in the cake's lowest layers.

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