• The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Rating & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Sustaining illusion with marvelous grace is, in a nutshell, exactly what Anderson is all about. show more

  • 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

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