Time Bandits Reviews

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September 8, 2020
Many of the exploits are lightly engaging, but never full of the tension and excitement of more polished adventure films.
May 27, 2020
For the most part Time Bandits goes its charming, merry way weaving much hilarity as it does, until the movie careens to its twisted, unorthodox ending.
August 21, 2019
Terry Gilliam has crafted a story so full of illusions that continuously surprise the audience. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 22, 2018
The film lacks what Garland, Lahr, Haley, Bolger, et al, had in abundance: humanity and charm.
March 14, 2015
It's a strange and weird and wonderful mix of boy's own adventure, Python-esque humor, and grim irony, all wrapped in tall tales, ancient myths, and historical figures.
December 30, 2014
Gilliam opts for an acerbic and often nasty tone that risks offending the very audience at which it purported to be aimed.
December 17, 2014
Time Bandits is one of Gilliam's more chaotic films, which is really saying something, but his six time-bandits fill the screen with fractious energy.
December 16, 2014
As an adventure tale to enjoy with your kids, you could do much worse than Time Bandits - you just can't expect the depth of Gilliam's more adult works.
November 22, 2013
Ex-Python Gilliam is one of the great conjurers of cinema, and this film is proof of his ample and unpredictable talent.
November 22, 2013
This is an enterprising project in free-form cinema; it's just not very entertaining.
December 7, 2012
Frequent bursts of twisted humour, several flashes of horror and a ton of first-class Brit cameos combine to ensure their movie never ages.
December 26, 2011
An intoxicating dose of children's entertainment of the rarest and weirdest and most delirious kind.
January 2, 2011
Fun fantasy has a bit of bite.
September 23, 2010
Adults will get this movie, but kids won't.
September 2, 2010
one of the greatest of children's fantasy movies
August 29, 2010
A smart and imaginative fantasy with appeal for the whole family is always cause for celebration...Time Bandits rivals Roald Dahl in its surrealism and satire. [Blu-ray]
August 23, 2010
Time Bandits remains Fantasy 101, and a must-see for people who enjoy this kind of fare.
March 19, 2008
It's a film for kids that adults really will enjoy. A feast for the eyes with great gags and an intelligent and well realised morality.
June 5, 2007
This film is unusually dark for a modern children's film. At times a grimly comic fairy tale, Time Bandits offers little reassurance. It's a tough world out there--even in our imaginative life. Perhaps that is why we need heroes so badly.
June 5, 2007
When you can count the laughs in a comedy on the fingers of one hand, it isn't so funny.
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