The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 18, 2012
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Critic Score
78%
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79%



Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn't groundbreaking storytelling, but it's a sweet story about the senior set featuring a top-notch cast of veteran actors.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

As for the Marigold Hotel, well, it's not the Delano. But overall it's a fine spot to spend a couple of hours.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is an Indian dish for day-trippers. Lacking beef or sufficient spice, it's nonetheless colorful comfort food.

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Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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William Goss
Film.com

The old pros elevate Hotel's otherwise pat screenplay into that sweet spot where predictability fails to negate pleasure.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

A predictable, sugary-sweet confection that thrives on the liver-spotted backs of its sterling silver-haired actors.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

The movie itself is a mawkish comedy-drama-romance, but the astounding cast makes it feel like a night on the West End.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's little that's surprising about the film - everyone ends up pretty much where you'd guess - but that predictable quality becomes part of the pleasure of watching it, like a book that's happily reread.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

its difficult to sit through the final scenes without thinking of what Madden could have cut to earn Marigold Hotel a five-star rating.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Julie B
This was sweet, with banner acting. Nothing too exciting.
Film Crazy
This movie gets extra points for its amazing British Cast and british comedy! Although it has a great cast with the best of british actresses and actors coming… More
paul sandberg
For all of the criticism about this screenplay being too contrived and self assured, there is a life affirming heart beating here, and of course it doesn't… More
Everett Johnson
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a film that follows a group of British retirees as they take a trip to a renovated hotel in India for a vacation.… More
Bruce Bruce
After all the hype on tv trailers and the media hype, this turned out to be quite the dissapointment. The acting was good and the choice of people to play each… More
Cynthia S.
Nice, nice movie! Plenty of chuckles, charm, and top-notch actors. This movie had it all. Excellent acting. Great script. Fantastic locations. Genuine… More