Saturday, March 29, 2014
'Budapest Hotel' Good But Not Great
It's beautifully photographed. It's fun in a wacky 1930s way. The performances--especially Ralph Finnes'--are solid. The directing's above agerage and the writing's ... well, the writing's not at the level of the rest of the movie.
It's an enjoyable hour and 40 minutes and my guess is you'll like this dizzy romp through extravagant riches and extraordinary countryside.
I heard several people today call it "great" and I didn't see that movie. I saw "good" and I'm happy with it. Could have been a heck of a lot worse and lost all that acting talent (everybody who's anybody is in it, if even for a few seconds).