The Darjeeling Limited Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
The melancholy is mostly notional and entirely unearned, bought ready-made in '60s songs
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Though Anderson is covering the same terrain, it's different from, and better than, most of what's out there. And it can still take an unexpected turn toward the revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Apart from having thus created the first road-picture homework assignment, Anderson isn't breaking new ground here. But he and his actors appear to be having a larkish good time.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
It's not so hard to believe that even the most naive and clichéd-seeming spiritual quest may be at least partially redeemed by fraternal good will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 22, 2008
Lo que podría haber sido una original road movie en tren termina diluyéndose en una experiencia caprichosa, carente de humor y sensibilidad, y finalmente algo irritante.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
The technical prowess of Wes Anderson is still top-notch, with the best example being the train showcasing all of the characters at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
February 28, 2008
... a nice sense of fraternal affection under the frustration, playful details in the margins, a bouncy energy, and Anderson's idiosyncratic tastes in fashion and music.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 28, 2008
It eventually goes somewhere, but I'm not sure where. It is a pleasant enough trip for the most part.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Anderson's films have been a series of diminishing returns after the delightful Rushmore. The Darjeeling Limited is easy to admire but hard to like.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
February 26, 2008
Wes Anderson's latest may be Limited, but even the director's lesser projects are worth our while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
A Wes Anderson film is like a snow globe: it's hermetically sealed, precious, and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
February 4, 2008
Working through [Jason] Schwartzman as an alter-ego seems to recharge Anderson's ability to marry pitch-perfect style to emotional honesty.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 16, 2008
O curta Hotel Chevalier, que precede o filme, é infinitamente mais eficaz que o longa: se for para mergulhar num universo esteticamente fascinante que não tenha muita coisa a dizer, é preferível fazê-lo em doses menores.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
December 26, 2007
This is India as in one of those highly coloured paintings of a Hindu god. It's absolutely gorgeous but every so often the train stops and we go outside, into the dusty yellow plains of Rajasthan, where reality is more present.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
December 24, 2007
Easily the slightest of Anderson's four feature films.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine
December 18, 2007
this quirky, aesthetically-pleasing ride is one worth taking
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 13, 2007
The way Indian life is portrayed is nothing short of remarkable, and is perhaps the highlight of this laid-back, droll film that may not be everyone's cup of tea, but will certainly be appreciated by Anderson fans
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 1, 2007
Anderson packs an extraordinary amount of incident and observation into a mere 90 minutes.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 24, 2007
Unless he branches out into new territory aesthetically and thematically, Anderson's best days may be behind him, not in front of him
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Derek Malcolm
This is London
November 23, 2007
Wes Anderson is an acquired taste. But those who liked The Royal Tenenbaums and even the grossly uneven The Life Aquatic may find this serio-comic tale about three brothers on a train journey through India a satisfactory diversion from everyday reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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