The sheer volume and invention of Gilliam's visual largess sets him apart, and his wit operates for the most part at a dangerously sophisticated level.
One of the most voluptuously beautiful films ever imagined, Munchausen naturally assumes that surrealism is preferable, that through make-believe we find the way to true beliefs.
| Original Score: 3/4
A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages.
The king is completely out-of-control, and so was Gilliam in making this film. Neither has much of a sense of proportion, but both are hard to ignore.
| Original Score: 3/5
There is much to see on this journey, all of it presented in the abundant, deep-focus detail that is Gilliam's visual trademark.
A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil.
...probably the purest expression of Gilliam's Rococo imagination...
It's good, intelligent fun, and occasionally truly surprising.
Nothing much happens, but you can't easily tear your eyes away from it.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A wondrous feat of imagination.
This is a vast and commodious work, and even allowing for the unsuccessful passages there is a lot here to treasure.
Another brilliantly inventive epic of fantasy and satire.
Terry Gilliam's third fantasy feature may not achieve all it reaches for, but it goes beyond Time Bandits and Brazil in its play with space and time.