User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 88
  2. Negative: 3 out of 88

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  1. Aug 12, 2013
    2
    Too many characters that are boring, irritating and offer nothing significant to distinguish each other in this overlong bore of a film. It seemed like an artificial attempt at adding depth to an otherwise run of the mill story, that actually ended up having a million clichés.
  2. Dec 12, 2012
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Manipulative British starrer which has an air about it of being an important film. The actors are not served well by a script that is cliched. Plot development is also illogical, for example Maggie Smith's grouchy and tiresome character becoming all accommodating at the end. Also, the son's arranged marriage is all of a sudden conveniently thrown out of the window without so much as a pout. As if! The Indian locations, however, are gorgeous. Expand
  3. Jul 6, 2012
    3
    This movie wouldn't be as frustrating if not for the colossal waste of talent. A gathering of some of the best actors in the English speaking world are hamstrung by a script chock full of Anglo-Indian stereotypes and cliches. A disheartening missed opportunity.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  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 clichés to get to it.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 11, 2012
    75
    Lacking beef or sufficient spice, it's nonetheless colorful comfort food.