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  • Summary: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to eventsThree American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. (Fox Searchlight) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    100
    A picture that certain Brits and connoisseurs of British colloquial English might call "a grower" … more moving and funny the more I think about it.
  2. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    80
    Funny peculiar and funny ha ha, with a spontaneity and energy that gather up a powerful emotional head of steam as it chugs along.
  3. 80
    The Darjeeling Limited amounts finally to a high-end, high-toned tourist adventure. I don’t mean this dismissively; it would be hypocritical of me to deny the delights of luxury travel to faraway lands. And Mr. Anderson’s eye for local color — the red-orange-yellow end of the spectrum in particular — is meticulous and admiring.
  4. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    70
    I was moved by Darjeeling, flaws and all, but if my job is to explain why, I find it difficult for reasons that are none of my business. From the minute Wilson walks onscreen, face covered in scars, eyes full of trouble, Darjeeling is warped by the gravitas of his recent suicide attempt.
  5. 67
    The men are fuzzily defined and the film feels incomplete. The devil may be in the details, but for the first time, Anderson's obsession with them has caused him to lose sight of the bigger picture.
  6. 63
    The latest Christmas-tree movie from director Wes Anderson, who makes pictures so carefully appointed and decorated, they sometimes feel like they're made to be looked at instead of watched.
  7. A frustrating movie, a work of immaturity from a director who should be past the empty gestures and self-protective distance of his early work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 81
  2. Negative: 15 out of 81
  1. Sep 7, 2013
    10
    My favorite movie ever, just perfect. It's hard to explain why it's so good, to somebody who hasn't seen it. Every man, woman and child in theMy favorite movie ever, just perfect. It's hard to explain why it's so good, to somebody who hasn't seen it. Every man, woman and child in the world should watch it at least 10 000 times... Expand
  2. margauxa.
    Jan 13, 2008
    10
    Ridiculously hilarious. Adrien Brody fits in well with the usual cast of Wes Anderson characters.
  3. Dec 20, 2014
    9
    Easily my favourite Wes Anderson movie. A little heavier than some of his other movies, this one packs a genuine emotional punch. Great /Easily my favourite Wes Anderson movie. A little heavier than some of his other movies, this one packs a genuine emotional punch. Great / perfect performances from the three lead roles. Beautifully shot in Anderson's signature style. Fantastic locations. Some genuinely funny scenes and lines. Great soundtrack. 'Nuff said. Worth watching several times. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2012
    8
    Although The Darjeeling Limited is one of Wes Anderson's weaker movies, it still offers up a delightful journey. Rich with local color andAlthough The Darjeeling Limited is one of Wes Anderson's weaker movies, it still offers up a delightful journey. Rich with local color and Anderson's trademark lightness, The Darjeeling Limited has both the gentle laughs and catharsis of his previous works. It might not pack as powerful a punch as Rushmore or have the same level of insanity as The Life Aquatic, but it's still an excellent film. Expand
  5. NickA.
    Oct 30, 2007
    7
    Wes Anderson
  6. DamianP.
    Mar 14, 2008
    4
    While the movie had some good, fresh moments, it chose the easy options too often, especially towards the end. I felt that the director could While the movie had some good, fresh moments, it chose the easy options too often, especially towards the end. I felt that the director could see that the relationships were over simplified so he contrived some stuff (it's so simplistic, I think "stuff" is a good enough word) to make them less bland. The ending was uninspired and made the whole exercise seem pointless. A waste of talented actors. I definately won't watch this one again. Expand
  7. SteveT
    Oct 12, 2007
    0
    obvious boring nonsense. a lighthearted spiritual journey in the crazy third world. is this a bad max fischer play?

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