The Fisher King Reviews

June 15, 2017
The search for the Holy Grail reaches peak insanity in this wild, redemptive ride through two men's interconnected lives.
September 7, 2011
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.
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.
January 26, 2006
Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.
May 20, 2003
For every wild ride through Manhattan by an imaginary Red Knight trailing billows of flame, there is a small, comic encounter in a more down-to-earth mode.
May 12, 2001
So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.
January 1, 2000
The Fisher King is a disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression.
January 1, 2000
A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.
September 20, 1991