Tideland Reviews

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November 3, 2018
Gilliam's plan to make a small budget film of limited scope that would leave him free to display his unfettered creative genius sounds good on paper. However, his melodramatic, Alice In Wonderland variety fairy tale is sadly near-incomprehensible.
October 30, 2018
It works best when Gilliam allows Jeliza-Rose to disappear inside her own mind, revelling in unrestricted solitude.
August 9, 2018
It is true that Gilliam makes his movies through fire and brimstone just by examining his extraordinary filmography, and there is no denying that Tideland is a film that was borne out of that.
November 16, 2012
Surreal, inspired cinema from Gilliam that refuses to sugar-coat the dark imagination of children.
June 9, 2010
...in the midst of all the perverse chaos, a story emerges that is easily the most tender and even sentimental in all of Gilliam's work.
May 13, 2009
April 24, 2009
It seems, from the flat-out filmic disaster of "Tideland," that director Terry Gilliam is intent on ensuring a decisive end to his checkered filmmaking career.
July 14, 2007
Now, I like pushing boundaries as much as the next guy. When it's done well, as in say Todd Solondz' wonderfully dark Happiness, it can be searingly challenging. But in the case of Tideland it's just uncomfortable to watch.
April 21, 2007
Terry Gilliam has again stretched his craft to fashion a work of tragedy-tinged fantasy that uses the full range of dark movie making tools to great effect.
April 8, 2007
Gilliam appears to be trying to throw us all off-guard, to make the theatergoing experience unpleasant. But in its own unlovable way, the movie is an unforgettable experience.
April 3, 2007
Gilliam's weirdest -- and most disappointing.
April 1, 2007
film stands as a metaphor testifying for the basic resiliency of the human spirit
March 1, 2007
Terry Gilliam doesn't need another failure, but here it is.
February 27, 2007
This two-disc set is sure to keep Gilliam's few Tideland fans buzzing for some time.
February 22, 2007
This macabre fairy tale, a bizarre blend of surrealism and eccentricities, might be best described as a kinky cross of Psycho and Alice in Wonderland.
January 26, 2007
Never quite coheres . . . But Gilliam has still made an admirable--and, at times, daring--oddity . . . disturbingly different from most celluloid childhoods.
January 26, 2007
However misguided and off-the-mark Tideland may be, you can't say that it lacks artistic merit.
December 15, 2006
This is supposed to be a comedy, but it's not easy to laugh at the dire situation that surrounds this innocent girl.
December 12, 2006
As unwatchable as a train wreck.
November 16, 2006
"Tideland" is frustrating for the way it refuses to coalesce. You watch the film feeling abused and exploited, never knowing whether there's a bottom to this rabbit hole.
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