The Darjeeling Limited (2007)



Critic Consensus: With the requisite combination of humor, sorrow and outstanding visuals, The Darjeeling Limited will satisfy Wes Anderson fans.

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"The Darjeeling Limited" is an emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds.The eldest, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India.
R (for language)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Owen Wilson
as Francis
Waris Ahluwalia
as The Chief Steward
Irrfan Khan
as The Father
Barbet Schroeder
as The Mechanic
Bill Murray
as The Businessman
Anjelica Huston
as Patricia
Natalie Portman
as Jack's Ex-Girlfriend
Archana Puran Singh
as Taxi Driver
Kumar Pallana
as Old Man
Dalpat Singh
as Waiter
Trudy Mathis
as German Lady #1
Margot Gödrös
as German Lady #2
Hitesh Sindi
as Electronics Vendor
Kishen Lal
as Shoe Vendor
Bhawani Sankar
as Pepper Spray Vendor
Mukhtiar Bhai
as Pet Shop Vendor
Suraj Kumar
as Shoeshine Boy
Kapil Dubey
as Boy on Bicycle
Mulchand Dedhia
as Engineer
Dinesh Bishnoi
as Oldest Boy
Mukesh Bishnoi
as Middle Boy
Ramesh Bishnoi
as Youngest Boy
Sriharsh Sharma
as Boy With Handkerchief
Chanduram Bishnoi
as Village Elder
Pukaram Bishnoi
as Old Man in Village
Shushila Devi
as Mother
Ratan Lal Ji
as Villager
Arun Bishnoi
as Villager
Jhalaram Bishnoi
as Villager
Mularam Bishnoi
as Villager
Anand Pathe
as Villager
Bhawar Lal
as Villager
Kaana Ram
as Villager
Rupa Ram
as Villager
Shava Ram
as Villager
Ruka Ram
as Villager
Bhura Ram
as Villager
Buramji Ram
as Villager
Tuka Ram
as Villager
Bhanwar Singh
as Villager
Bhanwar Paliwal
as Villager
Moti Ram
as Villager
Kishna Ram
as Villager
Ravi Acharya
as Villager
Badhri Dave
as Hindu Priest
Vincetta Easley
as Garage Cashier
John Joseph Gallagher
as Tow Truck Driver
Bhavna Narang
as Flight Attendant
Sunil Chhabra
as Co-Pilot
Gurdeep Singh
as Chief Steward (Bengal Lancer)
Charu Shankar
as Stewardess (Bengal Lancer)
Andrew Massey
as Tiger Puppeteer
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All Critics (188) | Top Critics (44)

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.

Full Review… | March 12, 2014
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 12, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

A Wes Anderson film is like a snow globe: it's hermetically sealed, precious, and pointless.

Full Review… | February 21, 2008
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

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… | November 21, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

There's never a moment when you're not conscious of the movie's artifice -- its set design is part of its entertainment -- but the experience isn't exactly off-putting, either.

October 19, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Darjeeling Limited


It is painful to see the self-indulgent work that Wes Anderson made here, so pretentious and concerned about style over substance. The visuals are outstanding but the empty story is pointless and tedious, drifting nowhere with unfunny humor and weird seriousness.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


I think this may be the most beautifully photographed of all of Anderson's classics. The backdrop of India is amazing and the score featuring the songs of The Kinks is brilliant.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

My favorite Wes Anderson film by virtue of the three brothers' love-hate, instinctive, irrational relationship.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

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