The Adventures of Baron Munchausen1988

Critics score:
92 / 100

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune:There is much to see on this journey, all of it presented in the abundant, deep-focus detail that is Gilliam's visual trademark.Read more

Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times:The sheer volume and invention of Gilliam's visual largess sets him apart, and his wit operates for the most part at a dangerously sophisticated level.Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel:The king is completely out-of-control, and so was Gilliam in making this film. Neither has much of a sense of proportion, but both are hard to ignore.Read more

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer:One of the most voluptuously beautiful films ever imagined, Munchausen naturally assumes that surrealism is preferable, that through make-believe we find the way to true beliefs.Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine:A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages.Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times:Nothing much happens, but you can't easily tear your eyes away from it.Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader:Terry Gilliam's third fantasy feature may not achieve all it reaches for, but it goes beyond Time Bandits and Brazil in its play with space and time.Read more

Mark Bourne, Film.com:...probably the purest expression of Gilliam's Rococo imagination...Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:This is a vast and commodious work, and even allowing for the unsuccessful passages there is a lot here to treasure.Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out:It's good, intelligent fun, and occasionally truly surprising.Read more

Variety Staff, Variety:A fitting final installment in Terry Gilliam's trilogy begun with Time Bandits and continued with Brazil.Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post:A wondrous feat of imagination.Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post:Another brilliantly inventive epic of fantasy and satire.Read more