Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The

Lists: Drama, Comedy, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways."

Overall Ranking: 1631 (Rank from 2011: # 82)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 22.22%
Regular 44.44%
Half-Popped 11.11%
Stale 22.22%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
CineKatz Rich100(full review)
Jordan K92
CinemaVisitor Erik80 - The best British cast together in an uplifting comedy/drama set in India. Despite of its mistakes it is my feel-good film of the year.
(full review)
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Today I Watched A Movie80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown75(full review)
Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael70(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
David Baruffi34(full review)
Dan O'Neill30(full review)

People Involved

  • Bill Nighy (Douglas Ainslie)
  • Maggie Smith (Muriel Donnelly)
  • Tom Wilkinson (Graham Dashwood)
  • Judi Dench (Evelyn Greenslade)
  • Dev Patel (Sonny Kapoor)
  • Penelope Wilton (Jean Ainslie)
  • Ramona Marquez (Madges Grandchild)
  • Celia Imrie (Madge Hardcastle)
  • Ronald Pickup (Norman Cousins)
  • John Madden (Director)