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Tideland Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 16, 2012
Surreal, inspired cinema from Gilliam that refuses to sugar-coat the dark imagination of children.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 9, 2010
...in the midst of all the perverse chaos, a story emerges that is easily the most tender and even sentimental in all of Gilliam's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 21, 2007
Terry Gilliam has again stretched his craft to fashion a work of tragedy-tinged fantasy that uses the full range of dark movie making tools to great effect.
Jette Kernion
April 8, 2007
Gilliam appears to be trying to throw us all off-guard, to make the theatergoing experience unpleasant. But in its own unlovable way, the movie is an unforgettable experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 1, 2007
film stands as a metaphor testifying for the basic resiliency of the human spirit
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
February 27, 2007
This two-disc set is sure to keep Gilliam's few Tideland fans buzzing for some time.
Kam Williams
February 22, 2007
This macabre fairy tale, a bizarre blend of surrealism and eccentricities, might be best described as a kinky cross of Psycho and Alice in Wonderland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Beth Accomando
November 12, 2006
Tideland is flawed but it's still a must-see for anyone who considers themselves a fan of Gilliam.
Top Critic
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
November 3, 2006
Honest, unflinching and worthy of reappraisal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 27, 2006
Perhaps once we leave these squeamish times, Tideland will emerge like one of Welles' later films as a misunderstood classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 23, 2006
A diary of pain and a chronicle of the armour of mythology an imaginative mind expels to salve it away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Tom Charity
L.A. Weekly
October 19, 2006
Not for the faint-hearted, to be sure, yet amid the swaying chaff there are moments of piercing grace and beauty when we're reminded of the lost, lonely child at the heart of this tale.
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2006
It's crazy, dangerous and sometimes gorgeous: a feast of nuttiness that takes you, for a while, over the edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Collura
IGN Movies
October 17, 2006
Tideland is Gilliam unrestrained to be sure, and the result is a picture that has no chance at commercial success whatsoever %u2014 but a great shot at upsetting many a right-wing politico at the very least.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Sobczynski
October 16, 2006
Part Lewis Carroll, part Alfred Hitchcock, part Andrew Wyeth, part Terrence Malick and all Terry Gilliam, it is a unique and personal vision that, like it or not, will stick in your mind for a long time after you see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 13, 2006
Terry Gilliam's uncompromising adaptation of Mitch Cullin's disquieting novel of adolescent fantasy and madness further cements Gilliam's reputation as a unique, visionary artist, while reducing his audience to only the most adventurous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
October 13, 2006
This year's best film.
Luke Y. Thompson
October 13, 2006
It's a tough sell for the masses, but cineastes need to watch, as much to see what Gilliam got right as to figure out what he got wrong.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
October 10, 2006
It's no masterpiece, but it is a haunting, serious picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
September 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012

Sydney Morning Herald
May 5, 2007

Film Ireland Magazine
November 3, 2006
John Lekich
Georgia Straight
October 29, 2006
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