The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Reviews

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 15, 2013
A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil.
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Mark Bourne
Film.com
April 10, 2008
...probably the purest expression of Gilliam's Rococo imagination...
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's good, intelligent fun, and occasionally truly surprising.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Nothing much happens, but you can't easily tear your eyes away from it.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A wondrous feat of imagination.
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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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Another brilliantly inventive epic of fantasy and satire.
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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.