If anything, Grand Piano is a modern day Hitchcock film. In a way, the film almost seems to pay homage to the many tense thrillers from Alfred Hitchcock, and there are many. It's got his typical style, his typical feel and his typical suspense. Grand Piano is a very thrilling movie, despite not offering a lot more than that. Actually, it offers nothing more than that. It's a film made to thrill and thrill it does. There's not a lot of depth or sophistication to it and that's fine by me as it succeeded in doing just what it wanted to. It's a fun film. It's a short film. It's a damn entertaining film.
Led by another great performance from Elijah Wood, Grand Piano gives off very little complaints. The film is short and simple, not lingering on for too long so that flaws arise. The dialogue can feel a little forced at times, but never at a constant rate. Believability is low, but tension is high, and that's all I really wanted from this film. Elijah Wood feels vulnerable in this role, adding an extra layer of tension. He's never grounded and therefore he's never safe, even though there's no reason as to why he should actually be afraid of this guy. Seriously, you see a note on your music sheets and you know this guy means business? Come on!