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The Fisher King Reviews

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June 26, 2017
Gilliam is not a director who does things by halves, and The Fisher King is as funny and emotive as the best of his work. Indeed, it's the heightened humanity of this film that resonates the strongest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 15, 2017
The search for the Holy Grail reaches peak insanity in this wild, redemptive ride through two men's interconnected lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2016
Intense '90s drama has gory violence, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2015
[Numbers] among the director's masterpieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 4, 2015
There are two terrific performances at the center of The Fisher King, and neither belongs to Robin Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2015
Gilliam exaggerates the romanticism, the grotesquerie, and the personal pain that runs through LaGravenese's story, creating a reality where the more preposterous turns make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
It's sometimes hard to follow the action, but you have a bit of fun trying to figure it all out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2010
The Fisher King's problems begin with Richard LaGravenese's screenplay and are amplified by Gilliam's showy direction and an unbearably fey performance by Robin Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2010
Visually impressive, frequently pretentious, and extremely fluid as narrative (the 137 minutes sail by effortlessly), this mythic comedy-drama presents Gilliam as half seer, half snake-oil salesman and defies you to sort out which is which.
January 29, 2010
As always, Williams turns romance into slush, but Gilliam reigns it in with his mad and magical design.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2010
Although there are moments when the mixture of comedy, fantasy and drama don't come off, this is still an original, touching movie that is well worth the price of a ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
April 7, 2008
Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam's best: he's become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul.
May 7, 2007
A touching and funny one-of-a-kind gem about two lost souls who help each other find redemption. Bridges once again proves what an underappreciated actor he is, while Williams is at his manic best.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
December 28, 2006
As original as Gilliam is as a filmmaker, he too falls victims to Hollywood cliches as far as the portrait of the homeless is concerned (here Robin Williams)--they are either mad saints or misfit geniuses
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 26, 2006
Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.
April 22, 2005
Williams got the Oscar nomination but Bridges deserved one more.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2005
With director Terry Gilliam at the helm, Robin Williams actually succeeds in a drama.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2005
The Fisher King emphasizes the purpose of fairy tales in our lives, and the way a fantasy can help us see reality more clearly.
Read More | Original Score: A+
October 24, 2004
Great cast and director in intellectual plot
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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