Paul Elliott’s review published on Letterboxd:
Inspired by the writings of Austrian Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel is vibrantly delightful as well as ironically humorous. Written and directed by Wes Anderson, it unfolds in a series of episodic adventures involving a whole host of amusing shenanigans in a fictional war-torn European country during the 1930s. Anderson effortlessly incorporates a plethora of cinematic delights packed with moments of sharp humour, and the moments of unrest draws attention to the years of confrontation and decline of Europe’s dynasties of the era. Anderson’s signature tone is crowned beautifully with an eclectic score By Alexandre Desplat that disparages old-fashioned indulgence.