• The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Release Date: March 7th, 2014

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2014

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave's lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel

Director: Wes Anderson

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: American Empirical Pictures

Keywords: Temptation, Police station, Hotel, Charming, Murder, 1930s, Quest, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 82
    Film.com

    Anderson has abandoned a bit of his whimsical nature for the later portions of the film, but the film’s first half hour presents one of his most darling settings yet, until, of course, it all crumbles into murder, mayhem and bad renovations. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Directing
Winner Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Production Design
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)