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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Reviews

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

May 04, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

John Madden

Starring :

Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Tena Desae, Ronald Pickup, Ramona Marquez

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..too well made to be dismissed and contains too much truth to be scorned..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
2.5 of 4

“..this is a rare and refreshing package, handing the usual couplings, comedy, and dramatic beats not just to older characters, but to older characters embodied by near-infallible actors..”
by R. Kurt Osenlund [Slant Magazine]
3 of 5

“..this exceptional ensemble makes aging in exotic climes feel effortlessly real, never over-reaching, appropriately fraught..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
2.5 of 4

“..the unusual thing aboutThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is that the youngest member of the primary seven is 60 years old..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
Review rate : B-

“..the tale unfolds as both a personal and social odyssey..”
by Emanuel Levy [EmanuelLevy.Com]
2 of 5

“..the rest makes you long for senility to set in, but quick..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
2 of 4

“..plays like the Disoriented Express..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1 of 4

“..none is very engaging, and most of the supporting cast play passive, cozy, ever-accommodating South Asian stereotypes..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3 of 5

“..its ace in the hole is its pungent depiction of Jaipur's teeming streets, which give an otherwise well-mannered movie a blinding splash of color..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
2 of 5

“..it's pretty common for such utterly pat material to be redeemed or at least made tolerable by a cast of first-rate performers..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..it's a sweet-tempered folly in which all's well that ends well..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]
“..has that oh-so-tactful British touch, the seeming result of an industry-wide gentleman's agreement never to go too far..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]

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