The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Evelyn Greenslade (Judi Dench). Copyright: Blueprint Pictures.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Press Clippings

The lovable collection of silvery expats returns for an inevitable sequel. Dev Patel's Sonny is expanding his Jaipur hotel business, with the help of Maggie Smith's Muriel; foxy old Richard Gere may be able to help them with that. Meanwhile, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy dither around romance, while Celia Imrie's Madge has her choice of men. Twinkly charm is guaranteed, but that's enough now.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 22nd January 2016

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel checks out of 3rd instalment

Director of successful films about Indian retirement hotel says another film not on the horizon, citing age of principal cast as major factor.

Ruby Lott-Lavigna, The Guardian, 20th July 2015

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel wins box office again

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has won the UK box office for a third consecutive week.

Ben Lee, Digital Spy, 17th March 2015

'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' sequel isn't worth a visit

The original film, based on a novel about an Indian retirement home for cash-strapped British pensioners, had such a heavy hourglass hanging over it that a sequel seemed like a joke. Yet instead of going for the obvious punchline with The Best Exotic Marigold Funeral Pyre, director John Madden has stripped away the socio-economic context from the first film and turned the sequel into some kind of thinly rationed romantic comedy.

Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5th March 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ups the ante

Beyond its blindingly colorful palate, the pleasures to be gleaned from the sequel to the 2012 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel derive from watching its eminent, mostly British cast ham it up while trying to inflate dramatic molehills into mountains. To get away with pretending that less is more, strenuous overacting is required.

Stephen Holden, The New York Times, 5th March 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Older actors OK!

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a movie title that reviews itself. It's not The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. We've already had that. It's not The Even Better Exotic Marigold Hotel because the people who made it are too honest for that kind of hyperbole.

Jeff Baker, Oregon Live, 5th March 2015

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' review

The sequel to the surprise comedy smash is exactly what it needs to be: more of the same.

William Bibbiani, Crave Online, 4th March 2015

Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

There's nothing groundbreaking here and really there shouldn't be. Checking in to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is like visiting likeable family members who you don't get to see together too often. Call me sentimental, but I even enjoyed the cheesy Bollywood musical number and dance featuring the cast.

Joe Friar, Victoria Advocate, 4th March 2015

'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - the review

The whole thing is lighter than candy floss, just as colourful and while it may not linger long in the memory, for its duration, this ticks over nicely and sustains the interest. Check (it) out.

Roger Crow, The Huffington Post, 3rd March 2015

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel tops UK box office

The sequel to hit 2012 comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has topped the UK and Irish box office chart in its first weekend, according to Screen Daily.

BBC News, 2nd March 2015