100

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
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.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
All the acting is exemplary. Brody, new to Wes' World, is revelatory as Peter.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Anderson is like Dave Brubeck, who I'm listening to right now. He knows every note of the original song, but the fun and genius come in the way he noodles around. And in his movie's cast, especially with Owen Wilson, Anderson takes advantage of champion noodlers.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This is familiar psychological as well as stylistic territory for Anderson after "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums." But there's a startling new maturity in Darjeeling, a compassion for the larger world that busts the confines of the filmmaker's miniaturist instincts.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A movie about people who literally carry a lot of emotional baggage, metaphorically unpack it, and spiritually lighten their loads. By the end, I felt lighter. Which is closer to enlightenment than most movies get.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A spiritual quest can take many forms. One could argue that all of director Wes Anderson's movies focus on a sense of personal melancholy and directionlessness that often fuels such an odyssey. And they do so with a dark and offbeat wit.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You have to admire that someone thought it’d be cool to assemble three of the movies’ most fascinating noses for a 90-minute romp.
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50

New York Daily News

Wilson, Brody and Schwartzman have their charms, but the script gives them little to work with. Anderson and his co-writers have come up with an ordinary road movie.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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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67 out of 100
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