He Dreams of Giants

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For 30 years, Terry Gilliam struggled to make a screen adaptation of Don Quixote, including an abandoned attempt chronicled in Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha. Gilliam never gave up and neither did the documentarians. HE DREAMS OF GIANTS represents the culmination of all their efforts in an epic and poignant portrait. We watch Gilliam bring all his talent, obsession and humor to confronting self-doubt, the pressure to compromise and the need to realize a long-held dream.


Critic Reviews for He Dreams of Giants

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (2)

  • This is one of those curious examples of the movie about the movie is more dramatic and more gripping than the movie itself.

    November 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Trying to address an audience of Gilliam fans, and also offer a Gilliam primer for everyone else, He Dreams of Giants is unlikely to satisfy either group.

    November 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While not exactly worth the wait compared to Gilliam's finest work, the movie did embody his beguiling aesthetic with a blend of comical high fantasy and soulful yearning.

    November 11, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • As a making-of film, it is perfectly fine, but He Dreams of Giants is ultimately more valuable as a portrait of artistic obsession in practice as we watch Gilliam struggle to overcome a constant string of obstacles.

    January 3, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The strength of He Dreams of Giants emerges gradually from its many nuances and while telling the story of this singular filmmaker from such a unique perspective, the style of the film is equally compelling as a measure of progress.

    November 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • He Dreams of Giants is like an extended making-of documentary: typical for international co-productions, there are money worries, and the production also falls behind schedule. Yet there is little interaction with the actors.

    November 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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