Jamie Hunt’s review published on Letterboxd:
+Ralph Fiennes is excellent as Gustave, It might be my favourite performance from him, (on par with schindlers list).
+Wow this film has one hell of a cast! Adrian Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray Edward Norton and Saoirse Ronan are all great.
+I will say this in every Wes Andersom review; every shot looks like a moving painting. No one makes films like Wes Anderson. The set design, use of colours and the use of lighting are just stunning.
+I loved the cinematography and the use of miniatures to capture locations.
+I love the relationship between Gustave and zero.
+Like all Wes Anderson films the dialogue provides for some hilarious moments.
"She's been murdered and you think i did it" *Proceeds to just run away*
+The film builds suspense and tension really well.
+I thought that the ending is executed very well and wraps up the plot nicely.
+Willem Dafoe always plays the best characters for Wes Andserson. Doesn't quite beat Klaus from Steve Zissou though.
+How good does a Mendl's look? I want one.
-I wish the film explored Agatha's character more.
Overall- The Grand Budapest Hotel is probably my new favourite Wes Anderson film.
DID YOU KNOW- After escaping from prison, M. Gustave calls upon the services of the Society of the Crossed Keys, apparently a secret society of hotel concierges. There is actually an international society of hotel concierges, Les Clefs d'Or (the Golden Keys), where member concierges can seek assistance from their colleagues (although not for prison escapes). Members of Les Clefs d'Or wear lapel pins in the form of crossed keys, very similar to the ones worn by Gustave and his colleagues in this movie.
Also there are rumours that George Clooney has a brief cameo in the Shootout scene.