Reviews

Aug 31, 2020
Like a more family-friendly, comical, delirious take on Sinbad's swashbuckling exploits; a fusion of mythology, fairy tales (particularly Grimms'), history, and legends.
Nov 12, 2014
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a fairy tale of large heart and limitless vision. Like its maker, it staunchly defies the exigencies of reason to pursue a bigger vision of imagination.
Nov 15, 2013
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.
Nov 15, 2013
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.
Nov 15, 2013
A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages.
Nov 15, 2013
The carnivalesque chaos is anchored in stage actor John Neville's charismatic lead turn.
Nov 15, 2013
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.
Nov 15, 2013
Superbly photographed and marvelously lighted, this remarkable set piece of art direction and stunning decor cures many of its own ills, including a screenplay that meanders grandly.
Nov 15, 2013
Its intellectual intent and the physical production seem disconnected, leaving a film that bedazzles the eye even as it bedevils the mind.
Nov 15, 2013
It's an opulent odyssey that balances romance, comedy and thrills in one glittering and constantly surprising package.
Nov 15, 2013
For a picture big on in-camera special effects, few of the explosions and set pieces can eclipse the parade of cracking performances.
Nov 15, 2013
There is much to see on this journey, all of it presented in the abundant, deep-focus detail that is Gilliam's visual trademark.
Dec 7, 2012
The narrative is highly episodic and only intermittently engaging, but Gilliam's wildly inventive mise en scene, ably assisted by production designer Dante Ferretti, is extraordinary.
Oct 25, 2010
Like many of Gilliam's cerebral, impish films, Munchausen toes the line between rationality and fantasy, gleefully incorporating both into the same story.
Oct 18, 2008
A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil.
Apr 10, 2008
...probably the purest expression of Gilliam's Rococo imagination...
Apr 9, 2008
Like its hero, extraordinary in every way. [Blu-Ray review]
Apr 7, 2008
A gaudy chimera with no other reason for its existence than to be flamboyant to no great end.
Mar 31, 2008
Making your way through the film is like eating an entire beautifully sculpted wedding cake.
Mar 30, 2008
Despite a second-act sag, the visuals make The Adventures of Baron Munchausen a worthwhile film.