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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Reviews

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August 3, 2015
81%
Saw this on 2/8/15
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel benefits from it's well played actors (except Penelope Wilton) and some moments of genuine emotions and laughs, however, towards the last 30 minutes or so, the film becomes overly cliched and melodramatic. It also portrays India in a realistic manner. The story of Sonny and Sunaina is the worst and it's nothing but a bag of cliches and bores one a lot with enforced sentimentality. Of all the stories, that of Tom Wilkinson's was the best. Even though the film portrays women simply as people who require a male protection, actors Judi Dench and Maggie Smith proves to out do them all with credible performances.
½ August 2, 2015
Very Anti-American. It starts with a hotel doorman assuming Maggie Smith has an Australian accent (to establish Americans are ignorant and can't tell the difference between a British and Australian accent). It is followed by a diatribe on how Americans serve tea. Then, at one point the character, Maggie Smith, is asked "how was American on returning to India." Her response, "It makes death look inviting." This is just 15 minutes into the movie. I am upset I spent $5.00 to stream this tripe.
½ July 21, 2015
Good movie way more deep than the trailer portrays.
July 17, 2015
A good story perform by a group of excellent actors.
July 16, 2015
Sweet, funny and thought provoking. Great film with an even better cast!
July 13, 2015
Great film for a comfy evening at ho,e!!
July 13, 2015
Great film for a comfy evening at ho,e!!
½ July 10, 2015
A superb cast, and a sweet, touching and enjoyable film which will entertain a wide audience. Pleasantly suprised.
½ July 5, 2015
Sweet movie. Good acting as well, really liked the story.
July 2, 2015
Un beau petit film qui rend heureux. À voir lorsque' il fait maussade dehors
July 2, 2015
Actually pretty enjoyable. Obvious plot twists and cliche story lines but the caliber of acting makes it surprisingly touching.
June 28, 2015
originally i wasn't going to see this movie, but i am so glad i did! this film is absolutely amazing! the cast comes together perfectly, and they all stand up separately. the story was amazing, the acting was amazing, and the quotes were just so brilliant, i just want to write them all down, and live by them! this is a must see movie for all movie lovers!
½ June 28, 2015
Un reparto increíble y una buena puesta en escena, una historia agradable y el resultado una buena película, pero no más.
½ June 20, 2015
A slow to start and touching film, leaning heavily on cast's chemistry, performances, and wit...
½ June 13, 2015
Wonderful, wonderful time. Not quite as good as the sequel, but still one of my most enjoyable movies ever. So refreshing and encouraging to see people in their golden years being so adventuresome and enjoying life instead of bemoaning it. Incredible cast and Maggie's as awesome as ever. Seriously considering my last days in India.
½ May 26, 2015
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a predictable and sweetened crowd-pleaser which wonderfully exploits its terrific cast, pleases with cleverly written comedic elements and delivers an excellent home video entertainment. The combination of a formidable cinematography, family friendly story and a cast ensemble that stuns with the performances of every single actor/actress, this dramedy has a heartbeat much stronger and livelier than most other similar deliveries.
John Madden's movie follows the story of a group of British retirees who decide to move to India, searching for a more exotic, cheaper, yet luxurious place to live. Attracted by the advertisements of the Marigold Hotel, they all get one way tickets to India, but soon realize that nothing is as they initially expected. Confronted with the realities, their past, their own relationship problems and last, but not least, with a most ambitious young hotel entrepreneur, the British retirees have to re-discover their lives. Smoothly paced, partially melancholic and with glimpses of sharply written humor, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a trip worth being seen if not for the story, then for the presence of Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Ronald Pickup. All of them are a proof that even if the story is completely clichéd and predictable, if given some acting space actors like them are capable of changing a movie for the better.
In conclusion, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is far from being anything special, but yet it remains to deliver a formidable home video entertainment. A blend of splendid acting, drama, feel-good moments, good humor and melancholy, it offers a crow-pleasing content that would certainly touch you.
May 26, 2015
It was a sad, but beautiful and charming film.
May 26, 2015
A great cast of seasoned British actors make the most of this mostly fluff story.
May 23, 2015
Very slow moving. I was kind of hoping for more. Not sure if I want to see the second one.
May 17, 2015
A bit on the melodramatic and generic side, but what a cast! So many veteran actors and actresses on the same screen, unparalleled in getting so many legends of British acting together.
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