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Lost in La Mancha Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 22, 2003
I'd like Lost in La Mancha more if it didn't take the easy but misleading route of dovetailing Gilliam's frustrations into Welles's, and then dovetailing both into Quixote's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2003
It seems more suited to the "extras" side of a DVD than a theatrical release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 28, 2003
Neither inspires us to pine for what might've been nor makes Gilliam-style filmmaking seem like a noble pursuit.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 31, 2003
Unfortunately, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe have made rather underwhelming work of Gilliam's overwhelming problems.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 7, 2004
I'd pay to watch Terry Gilliam take out his trash, but there's nothing in Lost in La Mancha much more exciting than that.
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 8, 2003
Seeing Gilliam's vision falter is simply painful and joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 23, 2003
Wondrous document of a film gone wrong and an artist who inspires fans, cast and crew, even as he terrifies financiers, insurers and anyone more firmly footed in filmmaking reality.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
July 29, 2002
A frank and fascinating spectacle, as one man's 10-year cinematic odyssey painfully disintegrates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 14, 2003
Some films end with a whimper; this one banged into a stone wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
January 30, 2003
Too bad for Gilliam and everyone involved, but in the departments of spectacle and schadenfreude, great fun for us.
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
February 3, 2003
It's been said that Reservoir Dogs inspired thousands of video store clerks to pick up movie cameras. I would suspect that Lost in La Mancha might make them get back behind the counter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 27, 2003
There's no higher message here - just the pleasure of watching hotshot producers, filmmakers and actors bicker with one another, with insurance companies, with fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 3, 2003
[W]onderful look at how movies are made or how movies fall apart.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 28, 2003
Gilliam is a complicated, wily presence in all the scenes, cajoling his collaborators to join him in his vision, and our skepticism about whether this project is worthy of his vision only increases the pathos and humor of the project.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Filmcritic.com
January 5, 2003
Alternately entertaining and depressing account of Gilliam's failed attempt to film his Quixote opus.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 21, 2003
A fascinating chronicle of bad luck, bad faith and bad weather all striking on the same day.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 3, 2003
A funny, heartbreaking record of a director's pet project going off the rails.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 28, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
March 11, 2003
A funny, factual, and heartbreaking chronicling of what happens when man and God work in harmony to doom a film in mid-birth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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