A man (Owen Wilson) tries to re-establish family ties by taking his two younger brothers (Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman) on a train trip across India.
" The Darjeeling Limited is a step toward maturity for Anderson, too. His visual ideas are still overcalculated and the tone is often precious, but emotionally he seems to have expanded. "
" The Darjeeling Limited works best when the level of artifice is at its highest and most overt. "
" The movie runs deepest when the brothers finally deal with their baggage, both real and metaphysical. "
" The whimsy of it all does a passable job of covering the dull stretches, and the actors, to a one (Bill Murray has a cameo, Anjelica Huston shows up) make it watchable. "
" 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. "
" What this movie has going for itself in spite of its cloying pleas for indulgence is a playful and interesting narrative structure that precludes much development and comes to the fore only toward the end. "
" Even those invested in the idea that the journey is the destination may feel they've taken a train to nowhere. "
" For all Anderson's pleasing, refreshing auteur tendencies, the overwhelming feeling delivered by 'The Darjeeling Limited' is of frustration, deja vu and little progression. "
" It's an affected film about disaffected people, and no cast in the world could save it. "
" It's easy to know when Anderson is being serious: He slows down the camera to an underwater slog, pumps up a strummy Kinks song and has people run solemnly. "
" None of this is as amusing as the writers ostensibly imagine it to be. "
" 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. "
" This film is indeed Limited -- in appeal, sincerity and substance. "
" It is a delight to look at, with its vibrant colors, iconic images and exotic setting, and the film has a meandering feel that captures the sense of trekking across India. "
" [This] oddball odyssey stuck with me well after the final long, hypnotic shot of the magic train rolling through the Indian landscape. "
" Brothers and other strangers ride The Darjeeling Limited, Wes Anderson's captivating road movie that views life as a Great Train of Being. "
" Dripping with Wes Anderson's patented blend of whimsy and melancholy, The Darjeeling Limited is the story of three brothers traveling across India in search of themselves. "
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