Each moment of this movie is just as captivating as the last, not only due to the film's impeccable storyline, but for the uniqueness of every visually vibrant scene and setting. Tastefully surreal and highly imaginative, the movie greatly benefits from Anderson's subtle yet brilliant delegation of colors and costume (Wes Anderson has a reputation for his ingenious filming methodology that remains consistent if not even more successful with each release) I am reminded of the cinematic palette Tim Burton used in the widely acclaimed, now-cult-classic production by the name of Edward Scissorhands, although the techniques were used by Anderson and Burton to reach separate ends. Where Burton seemingly used color tonality to contrast the dark and intense Edward against the blandness and superficiality of a new world, Anderson's use of color communicates a decadence preferred by the esoteric and wealthy patrons of the Grand Budapest, in a way that makes each character seem "at home." Where both movies possess the dreamlike quality of an urban legend as it would be playfully told by an elder narrator, The Grand Budapest is arguably the more comical of the two films.
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Not a fan of this movie. I found it actually quite corny without a single shred of reason for all the fanfare. I thought the actors did as good a job with this movie as possible. It felt like the person who wrote the three stooges wrote this. Labelled as a comedy but falling short of slap stick cheesy scenes. Sorry.. I don't get its popularity..
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William Eguizabal (FilmSnobReviews)
What a beautiful film. Wes Anderson always seems to bring a certain something with him whenever he's directing. With a pastel color scheme and Robert Yeoman once again behind the lens this still feels very Wes Andersonish. Ralph Fiennes (pronounced Rayf Fines) is brilliant as Monsieur Gustave H the concierge of the titular hotel. Props go to Tony Revolori for his turn as M. Gustave's trusted lobby boy Zero. Definitely a film to check out for fans of Anderson but even more so for people not familiar with him