By Josh Wigler
March 7, 2014
Ralph Fiennes breaks out as a comedy genius in Anderson's new film, now in limited release.
Just as Liam Neeson has become an unlikely action hero through films like "Non-Stop," it appears that Ralph Fiennes has been born anew as a comedic genius, all thanks to Wes Anderson.
Fiennes' funny-man chops are on full display in Anderson's new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," or so the reviews indicate. His work as hotelier Gustave H. has earned high praise from the critics, as has Anderson's humorous but heartfelt vision of a fictional country torn apart by war, as viewed from many generations and vantage points.
Read on for what the critics are saying about "The Grand Budapest Hotel," currently in limited release:
The Fiennes Point
"One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness. Ladies and gents, meet Ralph Fiennes.
You might not immediately think the man who played the tragic count in 'The English Patient,' an evil war criminal in 'Schindler's List,' a violent Coriolanus, and oh yes, Voldemort, would be a natural in comedy. But he proves a deft, daft partner to Anderson in this, their first collaboration. ... His stylized, rapid-fire delivery, dry wit and cheerful profanity keep the movie bubbling along. Here's to further Fiennes-Anderson collaborations." — Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
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