The Fisher King Reviews
Having one of the best performances by Robin Williams, who is just spontaneous as the deranged yet deeply philosophical man is just wondrous. Being a huge fan of RW, I had previously missed this movie but now I have watched it and my feelings of missing such a giant of an actor/comedien is pronounced. The timing is impeccable, the dialogues done with fervor and energy that very few can muster, this is a movie surrendering its weight to RW's shoulder and he pulls it out like no other.
The other side is Jeff Bridges. His suave, smooth baritone voice and his ponytail just fit the role of Jack Lucas. A self-centered, self-loathing man modeled, apparently, after the famous Howard Stern. It is an incredible mix of talent and the story is sheer poetry thanks to them.
I loved the movie even though it is in equal parts fantasy, comedy and drama, the weight of the movie is still drama and it does get to you. So, this is not a movie that you'll find yourself going back to. It is a movie that you definitely have to watch, to enjoy and then remember it. However, I am pretty sure each dialogue by RW is a nugget waiting for you to revisit it at a later date. Definitely a movie to catch and it definitely is one of the best movies I have seen.