The Darjeeling Limited

The Darjeeling Limited

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The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson's India-bound journey follows three brothers, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody. Says Anderson: the brothers' trip is a "spiritual journey for them to bond… but it really just turns into a bender."

After the death of their father, their mother (Anjelica Huston) finds religion in the subcontinent. The eldest son, Wilson, plans a detailed itinerary traveling on an Indian train - the Darjeeling Limited - designed to encourage a reconnection amongst the siblings.

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Moved me

I saw this with my boyfriend. He has two brothers, so he could relate to it better than me. But I enjoyed it regardless. The soundtrack was great, and the design of the train (with all the bright colours) was really memorable. I'd recommend this.

4.0
0

Maybe this one is more for the girls

Patterns. Resistance. Pain. Healing. Birth. Death. Journeys. Baggage. Crossings. Understandings. Letting go. Accepting. The meaning of life: it’s all here - transformed from thought into action images - without even having to delve beneath the surface. Anderson brings the universal tale alive. The Dargeeling Limited is a gently humorous movie about...

4.0
0

Overrated

Heavily advertised because in the end it misses. By half way through I was bored and squirming in my seat. Saying its an excellent movie is about as accurate as saying it has Natalie Portman naked- yes but you see more on the beach. India looked really interesting, must get there one day.

2.0
0

I loved it

This is definitely one of my favourite films of the year. I disagree with Joni below about the film failing to engage on an emotional level. I found the opposite, and was moved by the end. Not as funny as some of Wes Anderson's previous films, but definitely one of his most engaging. The art direction was superb, some of the camera movements a bit...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Colorful and kinetic seriocomedy... Wes Anderson breaks no new ground thematically, picture comes closer to "The Royal Tenenbaums" than "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," but without achieving the poignance of "Rushmore"... Here, as in his two prior outings, Anderson's arch, highly artificial style gets in the way of character and emotional development, rendering picture piquant rather than profound...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Bold, original and ambitious, this is personal filmmaking of a rare vintage. The Darjeeling Limited looks, sounds, feels like no other Hollywood film you’ll see this year. Equally, though, it’s Anderson’s most sincere and emotionally revealing work yet. There’s never been a better time to get on board with his unique brand of cinema...

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The dumb rap against the gifted Wes Anderson is that his comedies (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic) all hit on similar themes of broken dreams and shattered families. Damn him. And damn Hitchcock for his obsession with suspense. And what's with Scorsese and violence? My point is, an artist can spend a satisfying lifetime developing personal themes and deepening their resonance. Sure, they can trip up (see The Life Aquatic). But the Texas-born Anderson, 38, has managed to absorb a vast number of influences, from J.D. Salinger to Francois Truffaut, and forge a style all his own....

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The Darjeeling Limited is less whimsical and absurd, and more realistic and emotional than previous Anderson works, but it isn't a great leap forward for the director either. The Darjeeling Limited lacks the energy of his earlier works, and while there are plenty of chuckles to be had and another fabulous retro rock soundtrack to lap up, it doesn't dispel that feeling you've seen many elements of this story before...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The Darjeeling Limited has everything you could possible hope for in a film - the perfect cast, perfectly formed unusual characters with a unquestionable chemistry, beautifully shot in sumptuous exotic locations, quirky inspired scripting and story, and a kick-arse soundtrack from The Kinks, Peter Sarstedt and the Stones.

Brilliant...

5.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

As usual, the camera work is precise, the sets outrageous and the resolution inconclusive but warmly satisfying. If you were a fan of The Royal Tenenbaums, you'll love this. And if you're new to Wes Anderson, this rich and thoughtful film would make a fine place to start...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The script, cowritten by Anderson, Schwartzman and Roman Coppola (who is Francis Ford Coppola's son and Schwartzman's cousin) can be a little pretentious at times, and it is a little too easy that the trio have no money issues whatsoever, but Anderson fans will love this addition to the quirky comedy canon...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Colorful and kinetic seriocomedy... Wes Anderson breaks no new ground thematically, picture comes closer to "The Royal Tenenbaums" than "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," but without achieving the poignance of "Rushmore"... Here, as in his two prior outings, Anderson's arch, highly artificial style gets in the way of character and emotional development, rendering picture piquant rather than profound...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Bold, original and ambitious, this is personal filmmaking of a rare vintage. The Darjeeling Limited looks, sounds, feels like no other Hollywood film you’ll see this year. Equally, though, it’s Anderson’s most sincere and emotionally revealing work yet. There’s never been a better time to get on board with his unique brand of cinema...

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The dumb rap against the gifted Wes Anderson is that his comedies (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic) all hit on similar themes of broken dreams and shattered families. Damn him. And damn Hitchcock for his obsession with suspense. And what's with Scorsese and violence? My point is, an artist can spend a satisfying lifetime developing personal themes and deepening their resonance. Sure, they can trip up (see The Life Aquatic). But the Texas-born Anderson, 38, has managed to absorb a vast number of influences, from J.D. Salinger to Francois Truffaut, and forge a style all his own....

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The Darjeeling Limited is less whimsical and absurd, and more realistic and emotional than previous Anderson works, but it isn't a great leap forward for the director either. The Darjeeling Limited lacks the energy of his earlier works, and while there are plenty of chuckles to be had and another fabulous retro rock soundtrack to lap up, it doesn't dispel that feeling you've seen many elements of this story before...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The Darjeeling Limited has everything you could possible hope for in a film - the perfect cast, perfectly formed unusual characters with a unquestionable chemistry, beautifully shot in sumptuous exotic locations, quirky inspired scripting and story, and a kick-arse soundtrack from The Kinks, Peter Sarstedt and the Stones.

Brilliant...

5.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

As usual, the camera work is precise, the sets outrageous and the resolution inconclusive but warmly satisfying. If you were a fan of The Royal Tenenbaums, you'll love this. And if you're new to Wes Anderson, this rich and thoughtful film would make a fine place to start...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

The script, cowritten by Anderson, Schwartzman and Roman Coppola (who is Francis Ford Coppola's son and Schwartzman's cousin) can be a little pretentious at times, and it is a little too easy that the trio have no money issues whatsoever, but Anderson fans will love this addition to the quirky comedy canon...

4.0
0

Moved me

I saw this with my boyfriend. He has two brothers, so he could relate to it better than me. But I enjoyed it regardless. The soundtrack was great, and the design of the train (with all the bright colours) was really memorable. I'd recommend this.

4.0
0

Maybe this one is more for the girls

Patterns. Resistance. Pain. Healing. Birth. Death. Journeys. Baggage. Crossings. Understandings. Letting go. Accepting. The meaning of life: it’s all here - transformed from thought into action images - without even having to delve beneath the surface. Anderson brings the universal tale alive. The Dargeeling Limited is a gently humorous movie about...

4.0
0

Overrated

Heavily advertised because in the end it misses. By half way through I was bored and squirming in my seat. Saying its an excellent movie is about as accurate as saying it has Natalie Portman naked- yes but you see more on the beach. India looked really interesting, must get there one day.

2.0
0

I loved it

This is definitely one of my favourite films of the year. I disagree with Joni below about the film failing to engage on an emotional level. I found the opposite, and was moved by the end. Not as funny as some of Wes Anderson's previous films, but definitely one of his most engaging. The art direction was superb, some of the camera movements a bit...

5.0
0