Don Quixote Reviews

December 1, 2017
The film is an essay on Spain, and also an essay on Welles. Welles shared the Don's magniloquence, boundless self-esteem, ruinous generosity, romantic illusions and moral fervour.
March 11, 2013
This assemblage of Welles's footage by Jess Franco, from 1992, is crude, gappy, and slapdash, but it hardly matters: the pathos of Welles's thinly veiled self-portrait is almost unbearable.
August 19, 2008
[Jess] Franco's version is not even an approximation, never mind a reconstruction.... But even as a visual record of Welles' raw footage it's a travesty.
April 6, 2007
[The] result is a travesty that will please no one, least of all Welles enthusiasts.
April 1, 2004
The least of Welles' features, but just as intriguing as his major works
December 8, 2002
Long-delayed reconstruction of Welles' unfinished Cervantes project.
January 1, 2000
Using guesswork and very little talent, a bunch of well-intentioned film buffs tried to piece together a lot of raw footage into something resembling the work of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. They failed.