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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"For all Anderson's pleasing, refreshing auteur tendencies, the overwhelming feeling delivered by 'The Darjeeling Limited' is of frustration, déjŕ vu and little progression."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Wilson shines as the oldest brother of three in perhaps his best performance to date."
‑ Josh Radde, Film School Rejects
"What of the characters? Well, there aren't any, really."
‑ Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph
"This is a handsome, intriguing and subtly funny character study that almost leads to enlightenment."
‑ Andrew Collins, Radio Times
"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."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Christopher Borrelli, Toledo Blade
"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."
‑ Michael Adams,
"Here Anderson, like his heroes, learns the real adventure is in getting deliriously lost."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"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."
‑ Bob Mondello,
"It's an affected film about disaffected people, and no cast in the world could save it."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"The screenplay does have ambitions to say something about brotherhood and spirituality, but Anderson's sense of style is so strong that sincerity and emotion struggle to be heard."
‑ Alastair McKay, Uncut Magazine [UK]
"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."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Wilson, Brody and Schwartzman are each fine, but if you found yourself stuck in a train compartment with their characters, you'd vamoose."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
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