100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Sustaining illusion with marvelous grace is, in a nutshell, exactly what Anderson is all about.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
That perception of Fiennes and Gustave is central to the whole enterprise. Without it, the movie just breaks off and flies away. But with it, The Grand Budapest Hotel becomes something wonderful.
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100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to extend their stay.
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100

RogerEbert.com

Anderson the illusion-maker is more than graceful, he's dazzling, and with this movie he's created an art-refuge that consoles and commiserates. It's an illusion, but it's not a lie.
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The auteur’s style — dramatic zooms, winking symmetry — is balanced against a newfound political context; this one’s his "To Be or Not to Be."
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
It’s quintessential Anderson... but also an unabashed entertainment. And that’s something to see.
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100

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
It’s wonderful.
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90

Variety

By Justin Chang
A captivating 1930s-set caper whose innumerable surface pleasures might just seduce you into overlooking its sly intelligence and depth of feeling.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's not as endearing as "Moonrise Kingdom" but not as tedious as "The Darjeeling Limited." It offers an engaging 90+ minutes of unconventional, comedy-tinged adventure that references numerous classic movies while developing a style and narrative approach all its own.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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