The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Reviews

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November 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.
November 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.
November 15, 2013
A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages.
November 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.
November 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.
October 18, 2008
A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil.
November 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.
November 15, 2013
The carnivalesque chaos is anchored in stage actor John Neville's charismatic lead turn.
November 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.
November 15, 2013
Its intellectual intent and the physical production seem disconnected, leaving a film that bedazzles the eye even as it bedevils the mind.
November 15, 2013
It's an opulent odyssey that balances romance, comedy and thrills in one glittering and constantly surprising package.
November 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.
December 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.
October 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.
December 1, 2009
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
May 3, 2008
The celebration of storytelling and the magic of fantasy is not really a kids film... but the whimsical treat does capture the spirit of innocent wonder, even with the nightmare ripples.
April 17, 2008
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
April 10, 2008
...probably the purest expression of Gilliam's Rococo imagination...
April 9, 2008
Like its hero, extraordinary in every way. [Blu-Ray review]
April 7, 2008
A gaudy chimera with no other reason for its existence than to be flamboyant to no great end.
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