Marigold Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
July 29, 2008
It seems the only thing worse than a faulty culture shock comedy with zero charm is a faulty culture shock comedy with zero charm starring Ali Larter.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 10, 2007
Bollywood fans will dismiss the mishmash as the work of an American director 'slumming' in a genre outside his own culture, and Western audiences unfamiliar with Hindi-language masala movies will find the whole thing puzzling.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
August 21, 2007
It's all dizzying, but what a delight.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 19, 2007
Salman Khan is one of the big names in Bollywood whose appeal continually eludes, and here he simply proves that he is just as much a bafflement in English as he is in Hindi.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 17, 2007
This first co-production between the United States and India starts badly and never recovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 17, 2007
a colorful charmer that might even persuade a few skeptics to check out the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
August 17, 2007
[Director] Carroll knows his Bollywood stuff and, refreshingly, doesn't apologize for, or waste time explaining, an industry and a style that most Americans still regard as silly. Instead, he honors them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 17, 2007
Rest assured, contrived love will prevail.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 17, 2007
Carroll seems to be saying that we should regard Bollywood as a harmless part of Indian culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 17, 2007
Ali Larter plays an amazingly bitchy actress sent to Bollywood. They hate her, then they love her. I didn't quite get the love bit.
Martin Hoyle
Financial Times
August 17, 2007
Bollywood cheerfully meets - not Hollywood, exactly, more straight-to-video.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 17, 2007
Goofy and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
August 17, 2007
It's colourful and pacy and the musical interludes are fun. But, on the whole, Marigold is predictable to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2007
As Prem's dad says of his son's feature film career, "I know nothing about dancing and the plots seem ludicrous to me."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 17, 2007
Despite boasting bags of colour, energy and top Bollywood actor Salman Khan, this cross cultural concoction falls halfway between the genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Leyland
Total Film
August 17, 2007
A sari attempt to hybridise Hollywood and Bollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anil Sinanan
Time Out
August 17, 2007
This fluffy cross-cultural experiment smacks of jumping on the Bollywood bandwagon with little insight into the genre it is trying to emulate or understanding of the country in which it's set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine
August 17, 2007
The final half hour may lose its way but this remains a sassy and endearing romantic effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
August 16, 2007
Amusing diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 16, 2007
Bollywood For Beginners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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