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Monty Python's Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) directs this wild, wild version of the stories of Baron Munchausen, pushing the limits of 1989 special effects technology to bring us such sights as a horse divided in half and running around in two parts, and a giant Robin Williams with his head flying off his shoulders. Basically, this is a treat for Gilliam fans, as the sustaining idea of the film runs out of steam, and manic energy alone keeps the momentum going. Casual viewers might find it tedious after awhile. There are nice parts for fellow Python Eric Idle, as well as Sting, Alison Steadman, and Uma Thurman as a dazzlingly beautiful Venus on a half-shell. Gilliam had greater artistic and commercial success with Brazil, The Fisher King, and 12 Monkeys. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I don't feel like I have to go into the story of this movie as it is in many other reviews. I will say that it is one of my favourite films. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eddy B
More than just another effort from former "Python" member Terry Gilliam, this film is a masterpiece of set design, costuming, practical effects (as opposed to "special" or CGI... Read morePublished on June 9 2010 by Hale & Hardy
See the lovely Uma Thurman years before this "kill bill" nonsense!Published on May 5 2004 by Ben W.
This is a gorgeous fantasy epic with a hefty dose of Monty Python-esque comedy thrown in for good measure. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by M. Garland
this was one of the best movies of the decade, and certainly Gilliam's greatest movie triumph -- a film that he struggled with the studio over. Not suprising, actually. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by JMM
For those who can watch the film in the spirit in which it was
made, the experience is WONDERFUL. Read more
Gilliam's follow-up to Brazil is a mess. It takes a long time for anything really interesting to happen. Once things get moving, they never really come together. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2003 by SPM