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April 17, 2014

'Grand Budapest Hotel' is distinctively director Anderson

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Ryan: Ralph Fiennes is as an accomplished actor as it gets, but it was extremely refreshing (and enjoyable) seeing him play a more effervescent part. The world of the “Budapest” is solely Anderson’s fantastical creation, but it’s respectful of its place and time in history. Fiennes performance as the extraordinary concierge just seems like the pitch-perfect performance for that specific time and locale.

His combination of drama and comedy (and executions thereof) performed in this movie is Cary Grant-esque, and that’s the highest praise that I can give. When award season rolls around, I hope this performance isn’t forgotten.

Andy: Once you get past all of the “Anderson-isms” it’s clear this movie doesn’t work without the talented performance of Ralph Fiennes. He is all energy and pomp from the get-go, and it is his character’s spark that keeps the narrative pushing forward at a frantic pace not often seen in Anderson’s universe. His role, though a meaty one, is by no means easy. To maintain the proper attitude and demeanor throughout the film, while still seeming to be a real person is great feat. Simply, it is the best performance I have seen so far in 2014. While “The Grand Budapest Hotel” isn’t a transcendent film, it IS highly entertaining and contains no glaring flaws. Final grade: A-.

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