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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.
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.
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.
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.
Scary, touching, often hilarious, this modern fairytale is surprisingly enchanting.
The Fisher King has two actors at the top of their form, and a compelling, well-directed and well-produced story.
A modern epic that fuses myth with hard-edged reality, it's a one-of-a-kind, thoroughly engaging experience.