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

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 4, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
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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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

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.

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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

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

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Marigold may be relatively toothless, but cast-wise, it's pure class.

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Rafer Guzman

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.

Jean Lowerison
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

This isn't a great film, but it's a delight to watch, and how many films can you say that about?

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even if mildly refreshing and centered on a group of elderly people, which is something we don't see very often, this film is full of highs and lows, with… More
Julie B
This was sweet, with banner acting. Nothing too exciting.
Red Lats
There is a lot of content - the movie is set in and 'exotic' retirement hotel in India, and deals with seven Brits - how they got there and what they… 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
KJ Proulx
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" earns most of it's praise from having such a talented cast, cleverly written comedy, and a story that will have… 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