Rent The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

3.8 of 5 from 1213 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
Film recounts 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. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair - all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
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Directors:
Producers:
Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales, Scott Rudin
Writers:
Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Others:
Wes Anderson, Milena Canonero, Alexandre Desplat, Pawel Wdowczak, Christopher Scarabosio, Robert Yeoman, Barney Pilling, Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock, Wayne Lemmer
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:

2015 BAFTA Best Original Screen Play

2015 BAFTA Best Costumes

2015 BAFTA Best Production Design

2015 BAFTA Best Music

2015 Oscar Best Original Score

2015 Oscar Best Costume Design

2015 Oscar Best Production Design

2014 Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/09/2014
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Mendel's Secret Recipe
  • Promotional Featurettes: Cast; Wes Anderson
  • Stills Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/07/2014
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Mixed
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Bill Murray Tours the Town
  • Vignettes: Kunstmuseum Zubrowka Lecture
  • The Society of the Crossed Keys
  • Mendl's Secret Recipe
  • Promotional Featurettes: The Making Of 'The Budapest Hotel'
  • Cast
  • Wes Anderson
  • Stills Gallery

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Reviews (10) of The Grand Budapest Hotel

A hugely entertaining film - The Grand Budapest Hotel review by LR

Spoiler Alert
24/07/2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel fully delivers on its promise of a colourful, racy, old-fashioned tale set in Middle Europe. There is a kaleidoscope of characters and among them strides the wonderful, imperious Gustav H, manager of the hotel. Gustav H (played with real zest and delight by Ralph Fiennes) is introducing the new bell-boy to the ways of the hotel and so we the audience are also initiated into the little cosmos of the place - the rooms, the guests, the staff, the routines, the secrets and everything that goes to create the Grand Budapest Hotel. The narrative pace is brisk and the characters are varied and engaging. The story tends towards hyperbole and exaggeration, but the director and the actors ensure that the result is comedy and we accept the excesses as part of the fun. A great entertainment.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Must see!!! - The Grand Budapest Hotel review by ND

Spoiler Alert
29/10/2014

I was really looking forward to this film, which usually means I'm left feeling a little disappointed. From start to finish I had a smile on my face, there is no point in telling you more than that. Best film iv seen In a long time.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Great fun ... - The Grand Budapest Hotel review by EM

Spoiler Alert
12/05/2015

Loved every second of this stylish film. The music is wonderful and there are some laugh out loud moments. This is def one for the home DVD collection!

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

The Grand Budapest Hotel review by George Hooper - Cinema Paradiso

Welcome to the Grand Budapest, a place of debauchery, fine service and some seriously unusual antics, and thats just from the renowned concierge/manager Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes). The Grand Budapest is also a place of unwavering loyalty, emotional confessions and more heart that you know what to do with. My point being, this is a fine follow up to Moonrise Kingdom and a great addition to the Wes Anderson collection.

The film follows Gustave and his relationship with new lobby boy Zero (Tony Revolori) as they are sent on a mission to prove that they own a painting passed down to Gustave by one of his patrons. However he must face off with her conniving son Dmitri (Adrien Brody) and his henchman Jopling (Willem Dafoe), a menacing man intent on protecting the family. With the help of the Budapest staff as well as Zero’s girlfriend Agatha (Saoirse Ronan) they might just get out of this sticky situation with the painting and their lives.

The best part of The Grand Budapest isn’t the usual Anderson style, the quirky comedy or the powerhouse comedic performance by Fiennes, its the fact that the film deals in weighty topics but never lets it control the tempo of the story or the power of the laughs. In fact I could compare Budapest to American Graffiti, a film that dealt with tough topics but never let it guide the uplifting story. Both films finished on an elated notes only to leave you pondering if what you saw was truly ‘happy’.

That being said Budapest wouldn’t work without the awe inspiring turn by Fiennes as he bites into everything Anderson gives him with gleeful abandon. Gustave is a delightfully giddy character, one never disheartened by life. He is a man who lives life to the fullest while taking advantage of its little pleasures. The story might be told by Zero but it would be nothing without Mr Gustave H, the funniest and campest Wes Anderson character in years.

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