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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
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.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
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
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
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-
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire
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
Jeff Beck
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
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
Jeremy Heilman
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
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
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
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 9, 2012
Clothes may make the man, but they most CERTAINLY make the character," Bill Nighy says. "I spend quite a lot of time fretting over what a character would wear, how he'll look."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
June 7, 2012
This mixture of comedy and drama works because of the very talented cast. Some of the dialog is quite good, too. It is also nice to see an intelligent movie aimed at adults for a change.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jackie K. Cooper
June 7, 2012
The acting talent elevates a run of the mill story to grander heights
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 4, 2012
Even if the film's amenities are wildly uneven, there's enough fun and poignancy in it to earn the property three stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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