Arthurian mythology and modern day decay seem perfect complements to each other in this Terry Gilliam drama/comedy/fantasy. Shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) makes an off-handed radio remark that causes a man to go on a killing spree, leaving Lucas unhinged with guilt. Lucas's later, chance meeting with Parry (Robin Williams), a homeless man suffering from dementia, gets him involved in the unlikely quest for the Holy Grail. The rickety, and patently unrealistic stand that insanity is just a wonderful place to be, and that the homeless are all errant knights, wears awfully thin, but there are numerous moments of sad grace and violent beauty in this film. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese launched his successful career and his smart wordplay helped garner Mercedes Ruehl an Oscar as Lucas's girlfriend. --Keith Simanton
This movie is highly under-rated. It is an excellent movie that gets better each time I watch it. The first time I saw it I hated it and actually turned it off halfway through. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Peter
Absolutly hands down Terry Gilliams' best picture. When i saw this film in the theater I couldnt believe how Robin Williams could bring out every emotion in me in 10 minutes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Derek Clark
Robin Williams is A man suffering from post traumatic sress after he witnessed his wife brutality gunned down by a nut who got the idea from onair rantings of a radio talk show... Read morePublished 10 months ago by K. D.
One of Robin Williams best performances. A terrific heart-warming movie.Published 14 months ago by Brian McHugh
This is a movie that you should probably already know if you like it or not, and this movie might not be for everyone. But those who like it actually love it. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2012 by Nathan J. Scrutton
this is one of my all time favorites, for so many reasons. Robin Williams gives an amazing performance. Mercedes Ruehl has many of the best lines in the film-an awesome actress. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by msresp
I've seen A LOT of movies but this one is my favorite of all time. Starts out slow but makes up for it later. Read morePublished on April 3 2004