The Fisher King 1991

Critics score:
83 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: For every wild ride through Manhattan by an imaginary Red Knight trailing billows of flame, there is a small, comic encounter in a more down-to-earth mode. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Visually impressive, frequently pretentious, and extremely fluid as narrative (the 137 minutes sail by effortlessly), this mythic comedy-drama presents Gilliam as half seer, half snake-oil salesman and defies you to sort out which is which. Read more

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David Ansen, Newsweek: Working within the constraints of a big studio film has brought out Gilliam's best: he's become a true storyteller and a wonderful director of actors. This time he delights not only the eye but the soul. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The Fisher King is a disorganized, rambling and eccentric movie that contains some moments of truth, some moments of humor, and many moments of digression. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience. Read more