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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 30, 2012
The wonderful cast manages to find nuggets of laughter, hope and sadness in a story about the notion that being older doesn't mean you lose your zest for life.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Macklin
May 29, 2012
What makes this film work is not the predictable plot and characters. It's the acting. The movie has a special cast. Even though they often are given pat sequences, the actors are crown-jewel professionals, and their talent glimmers through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 29, 2012
A great exercise in British acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 26, 2012
The Avengers for the elderly demographic, it's harmless, undemanding piffle. It's a worthy sentiment to graciously offer a film for moviegoers both young and old who might not know a Hulk from a Thing. It's just a shame the result isn't a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
May 25, 2012
I'm not fond of the word, but no other adjective really gets to the heart of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel like delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 25, 2012
Moviegoers may feel they've been invited to an Indian restaurant where the buffet consists of white bread and boiled potatoes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
May 25, 2012
It's quickly going to become the new favorite movie of flocks of moviegoers whose hearts don't necessarily race at the sight of superheroes in spandex, killer space aliens, randy teenagers or serial killers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 24, 2012
A fantasy for the over-sixty crowd
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
May 24, 2012
The actors bring some verve and wit to their characters, but the movie has all the liveliness of a retiree taking an afternoon nap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
May 21, 2012
A classic case where all of the talent involved elevates familiar, predictable beats into something genuinely involving and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
May 18, 2012
The veteran cast is wonderful, making the most of a movie whose sole reason to exist is to make audiences smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
May 18, 2012
'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' seems more life changing for its participants than for its viewers, but at least the participants are interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Diana Saenger
May 17, 2012
Enjoyable, funny and inspires us to look at the glass as half full vs half empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Barsanti
May 14, 2012
Its little dramas unfold in predictable ways, just as cozy as one of the costume dramas which many of its stars have put in their time on.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 12, 2012
I'm sure many undemanding viewers over the age of 60 will enjoy themselves, just cause it was made for them. But I would like a movie with well written and real characters please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 12, 2012
Adventurous and exotic, Anglophiles should check in and check it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael A. Smith
May 11, 2012
Skillfully acted by a group that has, between them, 14 Academy Award nominations and 3 Oscars (not to mention the one Bill Nighy should have won for "Love Actually"),
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 11, 2012
As for the Marigold Hotel, well, it's not the Delano. But overall it's a fine spot to spend a couple of hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 11, 2012
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel represents genteel filmmaking at its finest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
May 11, 2012
Basically, there's just too much crammed into "Marigold Hotel" for any of it to have impact. It may work as comfort food for old folks, but a bit less may have yielded a great deal more.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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