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.
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 3, 2007
Gilliam's weirdest -- and most disappointing.
March 1, 2007
Terry Gilliam doesn't need another failure, but here it is.
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.
November 2, 2006
When the little girl tells her decapititated doll, 'It's not just a bad dream,' she is right. It's just a bad movie.
November 2, 2006
Well, I'm Chris Hewitt, and I have a confession to make: I hated this film.
November 1, 2006
Horrendous and terrible and borderline unwatchable -- the most depressing film by a major filmmaker in recent memory.
October 30, 2006
Ugly, disturbing, and misguided mess.
October 27, 2006
Pointless and an excruciating bore.
October 27, 2006
The movie itself feels like an overstuffed burrito: Nicola Pecorini's cinematography has verve but no visual sense, and the film's self-important pace turns deadening over the long haul.
October 26, 2006
Becomes an excruciating exercise in gothic excess and progressively more disgusting imagery.
October 26, 2006
When Jeliza-Rose announces in the first scene, 'Today, we're all going on a great trip!', know that it's to the center of an emotional black hole.
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