'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   3 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   154 reviews
  • Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    59
    A great exercise in British acting.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tony Macklin tonymacklin.net
    50
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    63
    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 » 3 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    50
    Moviegoers may feel they've been invited to an Indian restaurant where the buffet consists of white bread and boiled potatoes.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Matt Soergel Florida Times-Union
    88
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Gary Wolcott Tri-City Herald
    100
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Josh Bell Las Vegas Weekly
    50
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Robert Denerstein Movie Habit
    A fantasy for the over-sixty crowd
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    75
    A classic case where all of the talent involved elevates familiar, predictable beats into something genuinely involving and moving.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dan Lybarger KC Active
    70
    '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 » 3 years ago
  • Mike Scott Times-Picayune
    60
    The veteran cast is wonderful, making the most of a movie whose sole reason to exist is to make audiences smile.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Diana Saenger ReviewExpress.com
    80
    Enjoyable, funny and inspires us to look at the glass as half full vs half empty.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Chris Barsanti PopMatters
    50
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Austin Chronicle
    50
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Susan Granger SSG Syndicate
    80
    Adventurous and exotic, Anglophiles should check in and check it out.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Austin Kennedy Sin Magazine
    38
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Connie Ogle Miami Herald
    75
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Rafer Guzman Newsday
    63
    The movie itself is a mawkish comedy-drama-romance, but the astounding cast makes it feel like a night on the West End.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Pablo Villaca Cinema em Cena
    60
    Se por um lado merece creditos por enfocar o drama e a comedia da terceira idade, por outro nao deixa de desapontar ao apostar num roteiro fragil cujos equivocos acabam sendo disfarcados simplesmente gracas a qualidade de seu elenco formidavel.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Leonard Maltin ReelzChannel.com
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle
    50
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel represents genteel filmmaking at its finest.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    75
    "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is an Indian dish for day-trippers. Lacking beef or sufficient spice, it's nonetheless colorful comfort food.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael A. Smith MediaMikes
    90
    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 » 3 years ago
  • Miami Herald
    75
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Duane Dudek Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    63
    If nothing else, "Marigold Hotel" is a chance to watch British acting royalty work together in a film that has nothing to do with wizards or Muggles. Yet the result is no less fantasy than "Harry Potter."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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