Friday, 17 February 2012

#20 : The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

No strapline given.

No actors named, but pictured are Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and [looks it up] Tom Wilkinson. Also says it is "From the director of Shakespeare In Love"

"Utterly Charming   *****  Psychologies"
"Fabulously feel-good  ****  New"

So it's a British movie with an all star British cast.  The bus doesn't make it clear it's set in India, so they're going for the Slumdog Millionaire bandwagon, maybe with a touch of Top Gear-style colonial snobbery thrown in too.

The sources of the reviews were always something that I intended this blog to focus on.  "New" is, I assume, New Magazine.  Decide for yourself if that is a publication you'd trust for film reviews.  Off the look of things it seems to be a source of stories about the "stars" of The Only Way Is Essex.  As for the other review, Psychologies magazine, the "magazine for those who want to know more and grow more", doesn't exactly strike me as the most mainstream publication to dig for positive quotes.

Anyway, on to the real mass reviews.  IMDB has it as a 6.4, and the critics metascore is still to come in.

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