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Based on 35 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 80 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    So it's a shame that in the end Madden can't keep the tear-jerking from drowning this delicate cinematic flower. The book knew how to hang tough. The movie, not so much. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A rare reminder from movies that the grand emotions are not only for the young and the middle-aged. They're the sweetness and torment of life until the last light goes out. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A refreshing, mature fairy tale. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's a shame, of course, that Madden brought the best to such an exotic Top locale without making the most of the opportunity. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Even at its most predictable, the winning characterizations and soulful insights into aging keep the handsome film on a warmly satisfying track. show more

  • 70
    Ella Taylor NPR

    It's a sweet-tempered folly in which all's well that ends well. show more

  • 75

    The film is, underneath its surface of warm fuzzies, a precision instrument aimed directly at the heart of its intended, underserved older audience. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    We suspect that the film will be about their various problems and that the hotel will not be as advertised. What we may not expect is what a charming, funny and heartwarming movie this is, a smoothly crafted entertainment that makes good use of seven superb veterans. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The attitudes evinced by most of the characters, and the movie itself, are those of the admiring tourist, and as two-hour tours go, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel goes smoothly. show more

  • 75
    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. show more

  • November 13, 2012 hinsite2
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    Every opportunity to see actors like this and scripts like this is a give to us. The fans of good acting and good story telling, not to mention wonderful movie making. Loved it. Loved everyone in it. Loved story.

  • September 19, 2012 boots1938
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    Best movie in years. It was based on a book - but which one! I want to read the book!!

  • August 26, 2012 sheriffjk
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    Wonderful movie. Everyone in the theater stood and clapped.

  • August 15, 2012 svjmgt
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    Loved it! Seen it twice & am waiting to buy the DVD. Funny, sympathetic characters, gorgeous filming & very thought provoking.

  • July 29, 2012 aabb59
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    Loved it!

  • July 28, 2012 spotsetc
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    Loved it... in fact, checking to see where it is playing now so I can see it a second time! There was so much going on, I am sure I may have missed something. Interesting concept and a wide range of emotions depicted by the actors; and, the sadness and humor of situations very well done. A good look at life in metropolitan India.

  • July 21, 2012 coffin3tlc
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    I loved it. Great script and great characters. Please make more.

  • July 20, 2012 Nat and James
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    How refreshing, an intelligent, sweet, funny and touching film! : ) Wish they would make more films of this genre. Love all the great Bristish and India cast

  • July 17, 2012 Kat
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    Loved it!! Would go see it again. Such a great cast and a wonderful storyline.

  • July 16, 2012 sherrieutt
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    What a wonderful group of character actors. Funny and true to life. Haven\'t enjoyed a movie this much in a long time.


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