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Time Bandits (1981) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

4152

Avg. Rating:

2.63/4

# of Ratings:

111

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/06/1981

Director:

Terry Gilliam

Actors:

John Cleese
Sean Connery
Shelley Duvall
Katherine Helmond
Ian Holm
Michael Palin

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A pack of midgets steal the Supreme Being's map of the universe and go on a looting spree across human history, aided by a British 12 year old and pursued by Pure Evil. -- Topher

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Matthew Brady 08/25/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Time Bandits is my least favorite movie from Terry Gilliam, but keep in mind it's not a terrible movie as I can see Gilliam heart was in the right place at the right time.

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Chris Kavan 03/13/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I'm pretty sure I watched this when I was a young'un, but I had to revisit this. I thought it was a lot of fun - absurd for sure - but still fun. Terry Gilliam can always be counted on for giving you something... interesting and outside the norm. It shares a lot with Money Python style humor, but is more outlandish (if that's possible). Goes on for a bit too long - but overall, I enjoyed it.

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mitchellyoung 05/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Although it isn't quite consistent with itself and some parts devolve into typical Gilliam absurdism, Time Bandits is a fun and imaginative adventure tale, in the vein of Labyrinth and the Princess Bride. The visuals are vintage Gilliam, the start of the director's flair for unique set pieces, and the film has some smartly written lines.

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Snoogans 11/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A fun, imaginative time travel film.

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  Daniel Corleone
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01/19/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Time Bandits review

This reviewer enjoys sci-fi and time travel related movies. This is one of the few cases wherein a film doesn't deliver the goods. A kid who doesn't wish to go home, midgets roaming around, exploding parents, coy soundtrack, horrendous acting, dated special effects and just too idiotic instead of being funny. Humor was forced and drab. A poor version of The Princess Bride in all aspects. This would have been better if it were animated, since everybody felt cartoonish. Dialogues were childish and Connery just wasted and under utilized here. Too dark for kids and too ludicrous for adults. Time Bandits tries to be a comedy but is more of a fantasy that ventures into different eras and a pointless plot. This film cements how this critic loathes the director's efforts/intent.

Rating of
1/4 

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06/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Time Bandits" by Yojimbo

A young boy is whisked from his bed by a motley crew of would be international criminals to embark upon an adventure through time. Time Bandits is like Monty Python's answer to The Wizard Of Oz aimed squarely at kids. The rather antiquated special effects highlight its rather limited budget although Terry Gilliam's prolific imagination still provides some characterful production design and memorable imagery. Our heroes drop from one historical period to the next on their quest for loot making for an episodic script, but it rarely dwells too long in any one location meaning that although it lacks depth, it also maintains the interest through sheer variety. There are some memorable cameos from Sean Connery, Ian Holm, Ralph Richardson, John Cleese and particularly David Warner as the amusing...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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