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The Fisher King Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 29, 2010
Visually impressive, frequently pretentious, and extremely fluid as narrative (the 137 minutes sail by effortlessly), this mythic comedy-drama presents Gilliam as half seer, half snake-oil salesman and defies you to sort out which is which.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
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David Ansen
April 7, 2008
Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam's best: he's become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
For every wild ride through Manhattan by an imaginary Red Knight trailing billows of flame, there is a small, comic encounter in a more down-to-earth mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Fisher King is a disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
September 20, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: C