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The Darjeeling Limited Reviews

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Craig D. Lindsey
News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
October 20, 2015
The Darjeeling Limited isn't Wes Anderson's best, but it shows he is trying his best.
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
Top Critic
David Ansen
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
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
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+
Katherine Monk
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.
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
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
Nick Rogers
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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