Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    May 18, 2012
    60
    An uplifting and colorful crowd-pleaser, it's built on a wealth of cinematic contrivances -- all designed to make sure things, indeed, turn out all right in the end -- but the result is just too good-natured to begrudge.
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    May 11, 2012
    60
    For all its calculation and manipulation, there's a very human movie somewhere within Marigold Hotel. You might just have to wade through a thousand clich├ęs to get to it.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    May 10, 2012
    50
    Filled with some marvelous dialog and quips delivered by some of the best in the business. There are worse ways to while away the time.
  4. 50
    Unfortunately, the script, based on Deborah Moggach's 2004 novel "These Foolish Things," might better be described as pure British stodge: high-starch English comfort food of more sentimental than nutritional value.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    May 3, 2012
    50
    It's predictable fluff, sometimes pleasantly so, at others times irritatingly.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 3, 2012
    40
    It's a shame, of course, that Madden brought the best to such an exotic Top locale without making the most of the opportunity.
  7. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    May 1, 2012
    40
    Madden pads the film with shimmering images of Jaipur and its surroundings; a midmovie funeral sequence - 'cause somebody's got to kick the bucket! - even manages to be somewhat evocative and moving. The rest makes you long for senility to set in, but quick.
  8. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Apr 28, 2012
    40
    It is oddly like an Agatha Christie thriller with all the pasteboard characters, 2D backstories and foreign locale, but no murder.
  9. Reviewed by: Mark Samuels
    Apr 28, 2012
    40
    The pleasure of seeing a supergroup of Brit-veterans soon withers in an OAP comedy that plumps for light laughs over deeper insights.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 3 out of 36
  1. May 5, 2012
    9
    Great cast playing off one another effortlessly and a nice story. The audience applauded at the end, people genuinely happy that they hadGreat cast playing off one another effortlessly and a nice story. The audience applauded at the end, people genuinely happy that they had gone to see the movie on it's first day out. Full Review »
  2. May 10, 2012
    9
    An absolutely delightful and pleasurable movie to watch. Let it make your day. Superlative cast of characters taking you to an exoticAn absolutely delightful and pleasurable movie to watch. Let it make your day. Superlative cast of characters taking you to an exotic location. The cream of the British acting aristocracy. Music byThomas Newman directed by Madden. No computer effects, no botox. Just a pleasure to watch and enjoy!

    The audience actually applauded for the joy they had been given,
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  3. May 4, 2012
    9
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is an interesting movie, that have an interesting and great plot, the development is really fantastic, and theThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is an interesting movie, that have an interesting and great plot, the development is really fantastic, and the characters are incredible. This movie is really interesting. Full Review »