The Darjeeling Limited Reviews

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Josh Radde
Film School Rejects
March 12, 2014
Wilson shines as the oldest brother of three in perhaps his best performance to date.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
March 12, 2014
It's very much what I think Anderson intended - a light travelogue of small consequence, with a slight, though sincere and concerned effort to bring a heart back into his films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alastair McKay
Uncut Magazine [UK]
March 12, 2014
The screenplay does have ambitions to say something about brotherhood and spirituality, but Anderson's sense of style is so strong that sincerity and emotion struggle to be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
March 12, 2014
What of the characters? Well, there aren't any, really.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
March 12, 2014
Wes Anderson transports his arch, pristine, melancholic sensibility to India, where three estranged brothers meet after their father's death and hop a train in a quixotic attempt to heal their spiritual wounds.
Michael Adams
sbs.com.au
March 12, 2014
Anderson's gentle parody of westerners who lob into an ancient culture expecting to pick up enlightenment and peace as easily as a shoe shine or over-the-counter painkillers is very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 12, 2014
By now, you know exactly what to expect, which is both good and bad. To my mind, Anderson reached the acme of this formula in the first go, in Tenenbaums, and has now replicated it twice, evoking smaller pleasures each time.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
March 12, 2014
This is a handsome, intriguing and subtly funny character study that almost leads to enlightenment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 12, 2014
Here Anderson, like his heroes, learns the real adventure is in getting deliriously lost.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
March 12, 2014
Wilson, Brody and Schwartzman are each fine, but if you found yourself stuck in a train compartment with their characters, you'd vamoose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Katherine Monk
Canada.com
March 12, 2014
Though it never arrives at the desired destination, The Darjeeling Limited offers a rewarding journey -- but one that's hard to recommend without a few disclaimers.
Barry Hertz
National Post
March 12, 2014
While many people make films like Anderson, Anderson makes films like no one else.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andy Beta
Paste Magazine
March 12, 2014
Falling back on such clichés, the emotional catharsis of the Whitman brothers nevertheless remains hard-fought.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2014
The film as a whole operates in Mr. Anderson's patented, semi-precious zone of antic and droll. It's not as if the filmmaker has gone off the rails. He's just not solidly on them.
Nick Pinkerton
Stop Smiling
March 5, 2014
Being faintly disappointed by a new Wes Anderson film -- films whose primary form of emotional address, after all, is faint disappointment -- remains one of the few consistent pleasures of American moviegoing.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
November 3, 2012
As ambiguous and frustrating as it can often be, The Darjeeling Limited is a film of great art and passion; vibrant, charming and poignant, it's a ride you won't want to get off, no matter where it takes you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Gilbey
Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Anderson is evidently encumbered by his own cargo. Louis Vuitton it may be, but the overriding sensation here suggests the endless revolutions of a baggage carousel.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Wes Anderson manages to make the exotic Indian countryside seem like a suburb of Houston.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
Arguably Wes Anderson's most compassionate, mature film, "Darjeeling" dances around disconcerting what-ifs: If they weren't your brothers and sisters, would you voluntarily befriend them, or do you tolerate quirks and annoyances because blood links you?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 9, 2009
Like Anderson's other work, this is light comedy (albeit comedy that flirts with an appealing ridiculousness) that carries with it a satisfying intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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