Grand Hotel 1932

Critics score:
86 / 100

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Mordaunt Hall, New York Times: It is a production thoroughly worthy of all the talk it has created and the several motion-picture luminaries deserve to feel very proud of their performances, particularly Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Less effective as a movie than as a dazzling parade of star iconography. Read more

Irene Thirer, New York Daily News: Each and every performer in the screened "Grand Hotel" does a remarkable piece of work. To us, Garbo is the supreme of magnificence. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It hasn't aged as well as some Oscar-winners, but neither is it as dated as, for example, Cimarron. Read more

TIME Magazine: As it is, the hotel is well filled. Read more

Andrew Nickolds, Time Out: The Nashville of its day, Grand Hotel's reputation has outgrown its actual quality Read more

Alfred Rushford Greason, Variety: A commercial picture of high box office potential, first by assembling the most impressive aggregation so far of strictly Bradstreet screen names, and then by filming the play practically unaltered in form. Read more