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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Reviews

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December 12, 2017
With The Exotic Hotel Marigold (2011), which oscillates between comedy and drama, the British John Madden confirms that he is an artisan who knows how to soundly travel through genres... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
September 18, 2017
Hopes were so high. It's not that they were dashed and smashed, it's just that they wilted like a marigold in the sun.
August 30, 2017
Marigold may be relatively toothless, but cast-wise, it's pure class.
March 15, 2017
This isn't a great film, but it's a delight to watch, and how many films can you say that about?
July 1, 2016
The movie is visually sumptuous, the colors vibrant, the indigenous faces arresting, the local customs intriguing, and the soundtrack catchy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 20, 2013
It's a movie about finding purpose in life, late in life, that makes its point by first subjecting its characters to the most reductive grumpy-old-men/women shenanigans.
June 2, 2013
A predictable, sugary-sweet confection that thrives on the liver-spotted backs of its sterling silver-haired actors.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 21, 2013
its difficult to sit through the final scenes without thinking of what Madden could have cut to earn Marigold Hotel a five-star rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2013
Proof that even the young can mistakenly see the aged as elderly. Their bodies may have degraded, but their minds and spirits are no less sharp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 15, 2013
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a true example of an ensemble piece where a group of veteran actors show that they are just as good as they ever were.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 23, 2012
Even at its most arm-twistingly obvious, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ultimately ended up leaving me somewhere close to smitten.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 12, 2012
If you like films about travel, if you like watching film legends work together, you might want to check into "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Consummate professionals and some sharp writing and interesting cinematography make it worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 18, 2012
It would be churlish to condemn The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in its entirety. It delivers some real laughs and offers brilliant performances from an experienced cast; just don't expect anything you haven't seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2012
It may not be a particularly memorable film, but it's a joy to watch so much talent on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2012
Almost exactly what I expected (with a few very nice twists), and you know what? That's just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 23, 2012
If all you want to see is talented British performers of a certain age, then 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is for you. If you want something surprising, perhaps with a bit of an edge, then you'll have to look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2012
I went, as I imagine many people will, for some Quality Dame Time and I got it so I shouldn't complain...
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 20, 2012
Penelope Wilton, as the sourpuss among the group, takes top honors. She is the only one who refuses to be taken in by the cheap exoticism and trite affirmations that Hotel offers its guests.
Full Review | Original Score: 47/100
June 18, 2012
Perhaps only one of the stories rises above cliche, but they are all told well with the total being more than the sum of the parts
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 14, 2012
Everything in Ol Parker's screenplay plays out in gently predictable fashion. It's up to the delightful cast, and to the light touch of director John Madden, to bring life and warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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