The Darjeeling Limited Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 26, 2007
Wes Anderson's movies are hothouse flowers, delicate but vivid blooming, fragrant but short-lived.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 5, 2007
An easy movie to admire but more difficult to like. Technically and thematically, there's a lot in The Darjeeling Limited to arrest the attention. Emotionally, there's a void.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
September 28, 2007
It's time Wes Anderson moved beyond the mixture of damage and quirky creativity neglectful parents can cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Wes Anderson manages to make the exotic Indian countryside seem like a suburb of Houston.
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
The melancholy is mostly notional and entirely unearned, bought ready-made in '60s songs
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 19, 2007
It's an affected film about disaffected people, and no cast in the world could save it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 20, 2007
The ingredients that have increasingly defined Wes Anderson's films seem, with The Darjeeling Limited, to have become something like limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
October 31, 2007
It's a movie about luggage.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 26, 2007
At a stage in [Wes] Anderson's career when he should be moving on, he is instead circling back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 28, 2007
"The Darjeeling Limited" is a dud where even its lame attempts at slapstick comedy fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 12, 2007
The Darjeeling Limited, the latest self-satisfied exercise in style over substance from writer-director Wes Anderson, will amuse his cult followers -- as well as Anderson himself and his pals, of course -- but probably nobody else.
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
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
March 12, 2014
What of the characters? Well, there aren't any, really.
October 6, 2007
The Darjeeling Limited is like an artist attempting to play back the exact same song, note for note. It's almost always better the first time.
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
November 21, 2007
For all Anderson's pleasing, refreshing auteur tendencies, the overwhelming feeling delivered by 'The Darjeeling Limited' is of frustration, déjà vu and little progression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
October 8, 2007
The evidence of talent persists in Anderson's work, but the prognosis of terminal solipsism and emotional dilettantism draws ever fuller support.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
October 4, 2007
Limited is exactly what Wes Anderson proves himself to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
October 6, 2007
[The film] has a kooky, laid back charm and is full of Anderson's trademark themes and surreal eye candy, but ultimately, for all its offbeat wit and road-to-enlightenment send-ups, it feels a little thin.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 17, 2007
For all its quixotic quirkiness, The Darjeeling Limited is little more than artifice for the art house set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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