Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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The film is, underneath its surface of warm fuzzies, a precision instrument aimed directly at the heart of its intended, underserved older audience.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A refreshing, mature fairy tale.
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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.
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By Ella Taylor
It's a sweet-tempered folly in which all's well that ends well.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Marigold Hotel achieves what it sets out to do: Sell something safe and sweet, in a vivid foreign setting, to an underserved share of the moviegoing market.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's predictable fluff, sometimes pleasantly so, at others times irritatingly.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a shame, of course, that Madden brought the best to such an exotic Top locale without making the most of the opportunity.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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