The film becomes overrun by an increasingly preachy and tiresome series of life lessons about race, class, and love.
Strands of Simon Pegg’s amiable persona are found in the film’s more tolerable bits, but even this seasoned vet’s unique voice is lost amid the glut of references to other work.
It gives the initial impression that it will be nothing more than a creepy “monster of the week” adventure for the Doctor and his friends.
The film gets a perfectly calibrated Blu-ray release from the Criterion Collection.
The ingredients that have increasingly defined Wes Anderson’s films seem, with The Darjeeling Limited, to have become something like limitations.