Excerpt: La filmografía de Wes Anderson eclosiona en una propuesta tremenda, tan impoluta en su puesta en escena como delicada, tierna e inteligente en sus contenidos. Creativamente infinito, un trabajo fundamental y distinto a todo.
Excerpt: The scrumptious labyrinthine narrative and cast pedigree established, Anderson dives into the story of Grand Budapest concierge M. Gustave, whose old school manners, ubiquitous Le Panache cologne, and taste for the hotel’s older clientele marks him as a man whose “era was over long before he was born” (a label which also holds true for Anderson). Embodied by Ralph Fiennes, effortlessly inserting himself into Anderson’s world as if he was there for its inception, M. Gustave guides viewers and Zero through the hotel’s lavish and painstakingly created interiors with many a laugh along the way.
Excerpt: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ is just plain fun, full of the filmmaker’s signature flourishes and curlicues, worked out with skill and finesse, with Alexandre Desplat’s bouncy, witty score providing extra snap.
Excerpt: …a fitfully amusing cuckoo clockworks, but although its nostalgic yearnings for the craftsmanship of yesterday, a Sehnsucht, is palpable, it lacks the real heart found in Anderson’s better works.
Excerpt: Many Wes Anderson films have been intricately laced together, the ingredients blending just so. But nothing matches this perfectly layered concoction, wrapped up in an impeccable confectioner’s bow.
Excerpt: One does not simply watch a Wes Anderson film – you experience it. The Grand Budapest Hotel is best appreciated as a work of art in which to luxuriate in the glorious ambiance of its fastidious charms.
Excerpt: As fun a romp as The Grand Budapest Hotel may be for the majority of its running time, it remains just too eager to shock, surprise and poke fun to be truly emotionally involving when it suddenly decides to shift into a darker register. It merely feels like a dishonest film that wants to pluck at the heartstrings but is too cool to risk looking soft.
Excerpt: Coming off Moonrise Kingdom – one of his best-reviewed and most popular films – director Wes Anderson has scored another hit with The Grand Budapest Hotel, a WWII-era film set in a fictional Central European nation.
Excerpt: E como ingrediente máximo, o retrato da Vida contado por duas pessoas que, ao entrarem no Inverno da existência, conseguem reflectir sobre o significado dos anos e das pessoas que ficaram para trás. Uma simplicidade aparente, um filme que se valoriza à medida que o vemos e vai certamente melhorar enquanto envelhecemos e olhamos para trás.
Excerpt:The Grand Budapest Hotel is nothing short of a delight. It is a sugary, multilayered confection, as colorful and complex and precariously stacked as the courtesans du chocolate that become an important plot point in the movie’s narrative.
Excerpt: His brave and original style doesn’t always fit the material, but this is his second-straight film – following Moonrise Kingdom – that shows his love of cinema and his mastery of simple story-telling.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: A delight to the eye, intricately designed and flawlessly crafted [with] a streak of tenderness and melancholy to go along with Anderson’s characteristic whimsy and wit.