The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Reviews

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
November 24, 2001
To call it larger than life is an understatement - it's downright gigantic in every department, from its exuberant performances to its pulsating colors and unstinting energy. Even with all this going for it, though, the movie doesn't quite succeed.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 7, 2008
A gaudy chimera with no other reason for its existence than to be flamboyant to no great end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
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.
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 28, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a vast and commodious work, and even allowing for the unsuccessful passages there is a lot here to treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
November 15, 2013
It's an opulent odyssey that balances romance, comedy and thrills in one glittering and constantly surprising package.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
October 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Yet another of the brilliant Terry Gilliam's wonderful, witty flights of fancy.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
A film that when it is good is very, very good, and when it is bad, it can be quite bad.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 10, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 1800
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.
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil.
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